Standard Encyclopedia of Pressed Glass 1860-1930: Identification and Values

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American pressed glass, which was at its zenith in the 1870s, entails hundreds of patterns and dozens of shapes with elaborate geometric, animal, fruit, and floral designs. Available in crystal and sparkling colors, this collectible glassware flourished until the end of the 1920s, when a national depression started and a new glass took precedence. This all-new collector's encyclopedia features approximately 135 new patterns and photographs, bringing the total to more than 1,600 photos showcasing the exquisite ...

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Overview

American pressed glass, which was at its zenith in the 1870s, entails hundreds of patterns and dozens of shapes with elaborate geometric, animal, fruit, and floral designs. Available in crystal and sparkling colors, this collectible glassware flourished until the end of the 1920s, when a national depression started and a new glass took precedence. This all-new collector's encyclopedia features approximately 135 new patterns and photographs, bringing the total to more than 1,600 photos showcasing the exquisite patterns and beautiful colors of the quality pressed glass produced for 60 years in America. Bill Edwards and Mike Carwile are authorities on pressed, carnival, and opalescent glass, and the sales of their other three editions of Standard Encyclopedia of Pressed Glass prompted this fourth edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574324525
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Edwards is a noted expert on pressed, carnival, and opalescent glass, and has been authoring books since 1975. He now co-authors books with expert Mike Carwile. His knowledge is unsurpassed in the glass world. He has written books on Carnival Glass, Northwood Carnival Glass, Millersburg Glass, Opalescent glass, Rarities of Carnival Glass, and Pressed Glass.

Mike Carwile is a noted expert on pressed, carnival, and opalescent glass, and has been authoring books with Bill Edwards since 1998. Together, their knowledge is unsurpassed in the glass world. He has co-authored books on Carnival Glass, Millersburg Glass, Opalescent glass, and Pressed Glass.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Introduction 4
Pattern Attribution 5
Shapes 5
Glass Companies 6
Explanation to our Readers 8
Decoration Definitions 9
American Table Glass Factories 9
Patterns 16
Commemorative and Advertising Patterns 294
Bibliography 319
Price Guide 320
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