Antique Collector - Antique Glassware


Antique glassware.
The range of antique glassware available to collectors offers tremendous variety and can, with sufficient funds, cover many periods and thousands of years. In reality, many collectors try to specialize in one of the three main types of glass, namely, soda glass, potash glass or lead crystal which was developed between 1673-1683 by George Ravenscroft. Ravenscroft discovered that by adding lead oxide to the glass composition, a far more brilliant, sparkling glass could be produced than had ever been made before.

Other collectors use colour, enamelling, shape, engraving, provenance, acid etching, gilding, manufacturer, historical period and other applied decorations to guide their collections. Many antique glass collectors just buy what they like and a really great collection can include drinking glasses, bottles, decanters, vases, paperweights, candelabra, lustres, bowls and jewellery.


Antique Glassware.


Collectors Guides 20th Century Glass
Judith Miller, Mark Hill
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Explore the beauty, delicacy and exquisite design of 20thC Glass with this sumptuous collector's guide from J Miller. From crackle glass to perfume bottles and paperweights - over 1,000 individually priced items, with up-to-date valuations and unique historical information, are presented by subject area. With in-depth coverage of designers and factories, such as Tiffany, Lalique and Whitefriars.


The Decanter: An Illustrated History 1650-1950 Andy McConnell
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This exciting new book, is the first-ever in-depth study of the leading vessel in the European glassmakers' repertoire between 1650 -1950. The Decanter provides a history of European and American glassmaking from 'a decanter perspective'. Illustrated by photographs, patterns and drawings, thousands of examples drawn from public and private collections.



Every single item is illustrated, described, and priced, with values ranging from pocket money prices to "Record breakers". Includes history of objects and makers, market assessments, and buying tips, plus lists of collector's clubs, auctioneers, and specialist dealers. 80 subject categories, with additional sub-sections, include features on bicycles and automobilia.


Miller's Collectables Price Guide: 2004/5
Madeleine Marsh
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5 Star



Product details
Hardcover: 360 pages
Publisher: Collector Bks.,U.S.; New ed of 2 Revised e. edition (Jun 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574320971
ISBN-13: 978-1574320978
Dimensions: 28.6 x 21.4 x 2.4 cm


Oil Lamps: The Kerosene Era in North America Catherine Thuro
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Starting to Collect Antique Glass
John Sandon
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Old glass is one of the most popular collecting fields. This book tells the whole story of glass, from its discovery in ancient Egypt right through to the fascinating world of the twentieth century and post-war design. The text is concise, informative and above all readable, written in the accessible style that makes John Sandon's book so popular.


Miller's Collecting Glass: Fingertip Facts
Sarah Yates, Mark West
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Miller's Collecting Glass: The Facts At Your Fingertips concentrates on glass for the table and examines the key collecting areas from the 16th to the first half of the 20th century. Items are divided by type of object and then geographically, covering the United Kingdom, Ireland, continental Europe and the USA. Key features of different periods, manufacturers and techniques are examined.



Miller's Glass Buyer's Guide is organized by type for ease of reference and covers everything from bottles to decanters, drinking glasses to scent bottles. Paperweights, pictures and lighting are also featured. Glass production, from 17th-century antique drinking glasses to up-to-the-minute 20th-century designers and factories such as Orrefors and Whitefriars.


Miller's Glass Buyer's Guide: Collectors and Enthusiasts J Hayhurst
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4 Star



Product details
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Jan 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764314599
ISBN-13: 978-0764314599
Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.4 x 2.3 cm


Antique Glass Swirl
Marbles

by Stanley A. Block
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Antique Stained Glass Windows for the Home
Molly Higgins
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Product details
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Mar 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764313118
ISBN-13: 978-0764313110
Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.1 x 2.3 cm


Collecting Antique Marbles: ID and Price Guide Paul Baumann
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This long-awaited 4th edition provides a full-colour look at the rarest and most collectible marbles in the world, aiding in identification and giving marble enthusiasts an eyeful of what's out there. A new chapter on Carpet Bowls joins updated chapters on German Swirls, Onionskins, Clambroths and Indians; Lutz; Sulphides and End-of-Day; Transition and Machine-Made and many more.




Product details
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Collins; 3 edition (Sep 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 038072815X
ISBN-13: 978-0380728152
Dimensions: 20.3 x 13.5 x 2.8 cm


Bottles: Identification and Price Guide, 3ed
Michael Polak
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3 Star



Product details
Hardcover: 287 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Jun 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764313347
ISBN-13: 978-0764313349
Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.8 x 3.3 cm


Pairpoint Lamp Catalog: Shade Shapes
Pairpoint Glass Works
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0 Star



Popular Glass of the 19th and 20th Centuries
Raymond Notley
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The glass is organized by type such as plates and serving dishes, lighting, figures and busts, tumblers and goblets, and ornate bowls and baskets. Information is provided about manufacturing techniques and designers. "Fact Files" highlight key information for collectors - topics covered; identification, how to spot copies, displaying and using items, and how to pick out the best items.


Warman's Lalique
Mark Moran
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This book features the best of Lalique's objects of color and light: a fantasy in glass. Features current market prices, many rare pieces, tips for collectors, how to spot fakes and reproductions and French- English translations.

Star Rating: Customers who review books often leave a star rating. Where known, I have recreated this information to give you an idea of how popular the book was deemed by readers, researchers, collectors and dealers. Star Rating is for guidance only. More Antique Glass

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