Glass 1930-1953 - by Eason
Consisting mostly of illustrations, this volume
brief history of glassmaking, goes on to detail the history of the
Blenko Glass Company, then concentrates on the items produced from 1930
(when it "officially" became Blenko Glass) to 1953.
Included are numerous color photos picturing
glass pieces, dozens of black and white reproductions of original
catalog pages (many with the original wholesale prices), and several
pages of sketches, original advertisements, and photos of Blenko glass
blowers at work.
Art Glass 1907-1939: Identification & Value Guide (2nd Edition)
Art Glass Patterns 1939-1980: Identification & Value Guide
Art Glass: An Identification and Value Guide (Schiffer)
Northwood: Early Years, 1881-1900
Northwood: The Wheeling Years, 1901-1925
Glass: The Early Years : 1896-1924
Glass 1896-1957: Identification and Value Guide
Complete Cut & Engraved Glass of Corning
Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning 1868-1940
P Sinclaire, Jr, Glassmaker: The Manufacturing Years - by Estelle
American Cut Glass Industry: T. G. Hawkes and His Competitors
the Town that Glass Built;: Illus. with drawings by Robert Hallock
Industry in Sandwich (The Glass Industry in Sandwich Series, Vol 2)
Table Glass, (Batsford's Collector's Library)
and Irish Glass - by Geoffrey
in Jewelry : Hidden Artistry in Glass
Cameo Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass
of the Century Glass: The Murray Collection of Glass
England Glass and Glassmaking - by Kenneth
"This comprehensive history of New England glass
contains nearly four hundred illustrations, showing the development of
styles over a period of four centuries, from the founding in 1639 of
the region's first glasshouse... in Salem, Mass., to the opening in
1970 of a new factory in Sagamore, Mass., by the Pairpoint Glass
Wilson describes each of the factories that
the area, tells which types of glassware were made..., discusses
individual pieces in detail, and offers the reader many expert
judgments on the attribution of different items to specific factories
The trials of the early entrepreneurs... are
described. Faced with severe competition from low-cost Anglo-Irish
imports, many firms lasted only a year or two despite their claims...
that American glassware was equal or superior to the best European ware.
All the great names are here, including:
- Robert Hewes, operator of a
in Temple, NH, in 1780-1781 and later "super-do" of the Pitkin glass
Works in East Hartford, Conn.
- Thomas Cains, founder of the
Glass Works, who as a young man was secretly recruited in England (it
then being against British law to lure glassworkers to America).
- Deming Jarves, whose Boston
Sandwich glass company became so famous for its lacy pressed glass that
all glass of this type is now known as Sandwich glass.
- The Coventry (Conn.) Glass
highly varied output of bottles and other hollow wares makes it so
interesting to collectors today.
- the Glastenbury (Conn.)
Company, the only nineteenth-century glasshouse whose site has been
excavated by professional archeological methods.
- such other renowned
glasshouses as the New England Glass Company and the Mount Washington
Mr. Wilson deals with the complete range of glass
products, from snuff jars and inkwells to plates, lamps, and bottles of
all descriptions, to chandeliers and stained-glass windows.
He explains the reasons for changes in style and
assesses the impact on glassmaking of such social movements as
temperance and artistic movements as Bohemianism, and tells how the
high costs of fuel and transportation combined with labor problems to
lead to the industry's decline...
of the 20th Century: The Top 200 Patterns
in Glass: A Murano Bestiary
Animals: 3500 Years of Artistry - by Albane Dolez
"Glass animals are among the most universally
and widely collected - art forms in glass. For more than 3500 years
artisans have fashioned animals, ...real and fanciful, ...wild and
domestic, in an astonishing array of forms and for a wide diversity of
uses: as figurines, perfume bottles, jewelry, paperweights, beakers,
tiles, plaques, lamps, vases, and stained-glass windows.
...Glass Animals surveys this
rich heritage for
the first time. Here, in 300 illustrations, are premier examples of the
glassmaker's art, ranging in date from Dynastic Egypt to the present
day, and from over twenty countries. The United States and Japan,
Europe (from Russia to Spain), and the Middle East are all represented.
In addition to the historic examples, are Art
and Art Deco glass, and glass by such masters of the genre as Louis
Comfort Tiffany and Emile Gallé, all drawn from museum
collections and private treasuries the world over.
Pieces by the outstanding manufacturers of glass -
Steuben, Baccarat, Lalique, Daum, Kosta Boda, and others - and
contemporary examples from art glass makers of today add to this
diverse compendium of animals in glass.
Equally diverse are the many types of glass, among
them blown glass, mosaic, crystal, pâte de verre, and milk
Encyclopedia of Depression Glass
Glass for Collectors
Complete Guide to Pressed Glass
Guide to American Pressed Glass, 1825-1915
Glass Shoes: Including Metal, Pottery, Figural & Porcelain Shoes
Tumblers: 1860S to 1920s Identification and Value Guide