The Collection of Otis M. Christensen
Discover a mesmerizing collection of fine glass and ceramics that embodies the perfect blend of artistry and functionality. Each piece, crafted by skilled artisans, showcases an exquisite fusion of form and beauty, making it an impressive testament to human creativity and craftsmanship. Whether you’re drawn to intricate glass work or beautifully glazed ceramics, the collection of the late Otis M. Christensen offers a captivating journey through a world where everyday objects become exceptional works of art, inviting you to appreciate their delicate charm and practical elegance.
Otis and his wife, Ouida were serious collectors of American Art Pottery, Depression and Elegant glass as well as other beautiful vintage and antique items. They had a good eye for quality and enjoyed the hunt for these items for over 50 years.
They were well known in many Florida antique shops and participated in top rated Glass Shows for decades throughout Florida and some other States. At one point they maintained successful booths in five Florida cities at the height of their antique dealer careers.
Who was Otis?
When Otis was 18 years old, he was drafted into the United States Army in 1943 during World War II. He served in the 3rd Infantry and received two Purple Heart medals for his service.
After returning from the war in 1946, Otis decided to start a business growing and selling plants and flowers. He ran a successful garden center and nursery for 30 years. He continued to grow plants and flowers and enjoyed working in his backyard until he passed away.
Otis Marion Christensen, who lived in Titusville, Florida, passed away at his home at the age of 98 on March 14, 2023. He was married to Ouida Christensen, who passed away in 2002, and they had been together for 53 years. Otis is survived by his three children: Victor Christensen (married to Anna), Carol Valdes (married to Frank), and Chris Christensen (married to Carol Anne). He is also survived by four grandchildren: Annika, Lucy, Lily, and Andie, and six great-grandchildren: Mason, Camellia, Blaze, Alabaster, Asher, and Isaiah.