Florences' Ovenware from the 1920s to the Present: Identification and Value by Gene Florence, Cathy Florence
Noted glassware experts Gene & Cathy Florence are at it again - this time they have produced a new title, dedicated to the various collectible ovenware items from the 1920s to the present. These items that are often overlooked and were once regarded as everyday, non-collectible dishes are suddenly hot collectibles. Featuring bakeware products like casseroles, mixing bowls, and other dishes, this book showcases hundreds of large shelf and group shots, trademarks of the Florences' books. Companies include Pyrex, McKee, Federal, Glassbake, Safe Bake, and Jeannette. Values are given for all items, as are important facts. There are also vintage catalog pages that add interest for collectors. This book is a must for your glassware library. 2006 values.
A collector since childhood, Gene Florence's hobby of buying and selling glassware turned into a full-time career. First writing a book on Depression Glass, Florence has gone on to author many popular glassware titles including books on Depression Glass; Occupied Japan Collectibles; Kitchen Glassware; Very Rare Glassware; 40s, 50s, & 60s Glassware;Elegant Glassware; Stemware; Glassware Pattern Identification; Anchor Hocking's Fire-King; Glass Candlesticks; and Salt & Pepper Shakers.
Cathy Florence, graduated with honors and a coveted voice award from high school, attended Georgetown College where she obtained a French major and an English minor, then married her middle-school sweetheart Gene Florence. In the mid-80s she authored a book on collecting quilts, harking back to skills taught her by her grandmothers; and she has since co-authored many books on glass with husband Gene.