Doll house & furniture, glass / paper / wood / fabric, made by William S Moore, Australia, probably made between about 1970-1980
The furniture was handblown over a flame by William S Moore, Australia. It was probably made between 1970 and 1980.
Mr William Moore was four years old and visiting the Brisbane Show when he first saw a glass blower.
William Moore's first job blowing glass was with Victor Wilson of Brisbane. Then during World War II Mr Moore worked as a glass blower with the brewery Carltons blowing glass as part of war work. When the war ended and war work at Carltons stopped he returned to Victor Wilson. For a time he joined the army to go to Japan in the Occupation Force. He eventually returned again to Victor Wilson.
After this Mr Moore worked at the Agricultural Show in Brisbane as 'The Wonder Boy Glass Blower'. From that time he appears to have worked at other shows. His notes mention the Coffs Harbour Show, Melbourne, Lismore and Murwillumbah shows. He also displayed work in the Canberra 'Craft-o-rama' fair.
Mr Moore built a dolls house to display dolls house glassware,and made pieces to go inside. It was put on show twice. Once at the Lismore Show and once at the Murwillumbah Show.
(these notes come from an autobiographical leaflet on the object file)