This volume presents the 'first comprehensive classification' of post-medieval vessel glass, including both fine, decorative items as well as more day-to-day domestic objects. Intended as a 'first-step for the archaeologist, art historian, collector' and interested reader, the guide examines and contrasts examples found from a wide range of excavations across England. The catalogue (of beakers, goblets, jugs, flasks, bottles, bowls, jars and chemical equipment) is preceded by an extensive discussion of methodology, the production and importation of glass as well as the archaeological and social context of glass use. Both archaeological and documentary evidence is drawn on throughout. The volume concludes with a summary of sites and published groups of glass and a glossary.