A unique collection of Georgian glass is on display for a short time at Dundullimal Homestead.
There are 40 items dating from 1700 to 1840 on display from the Havelberg-Smith collection. They include wine glasses, finger bowls, jugs and salt holders.
National Trust regional properties and committees coordinator Claire Baddeley said the collection came from a time when glass was a luxury, unlike today.
"Only the very wealthy could afford beautiful glass like this because it was all handmade. One of the purposes of the exhibition is not only to highlight the exhibition but also to show the diversity of skills and all the different techniques, like the air twist stems," Ms Baddeley said.
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She said it wasn't very common for historic collections and objects to tour to regional venues. Places like Dundullimal Homestead were chosen because of the relevant context.
"The family who would have lived here from the late 1830s onward, they would have been well off. They may not have glass to this standard. But they would have aspired to have beautiful glass like this," Ms Baddeley said.
Everything in the collection is handmade. Some of the techniques used to make the Georgian glass are still used today.
"Pre-Victorian era was really the height of glass making. By the 1860s they were able to manufacture pressed and moulded glass so they could manufacture mass number of things," Ms Baddeley said.
Dundullimal Homestead coordinator Karen Hagan said being able to view the Georgian Glass: Colonial Style collection at a regional location was a marvelous opportunity for both Dubbo residents and visitors.
"Save yourself a long drive and come and see this beautiful and unique display at Dundullimal Homestead, one of the region's most significant colonial settlements," Ms Hagan said.
Save yourself a long drive and come and see this beautiful and unique display at Dundullimal Homestead...Karen Hagan
The 40 items on display are part of a larger 90 piece collection. It was bequeathed to the National Trust (NSW) by Dean Donald Havelberg in 2014.
The entrance to see the touring exhibition is included in the admission fee for Dundullimal Homestead.
It will be on display until July 13.
Dundullimal Homestead is the second stop on the Georgian Glass: Colonial Style tour. The 40-piece collection will also be displayed at Lindesay in Darling Point, Saumarez Homestead in Armidale and finally at Grossman and Brough House in Maitland.