The purpose of this book is to introduce paperweight collecting to those people who may be interested in these fascinating and mysterious small glass objects, but are not quite ready to start a collection without some basic knowledge. Back in 1969, when my husband and I first became interested in paperweights, information was at a premium. The limited number of books about paperweights were often hard to come by. Occasionally, articles were published in magazines, and once in a while, an article appeared in a newspaper. You were lucky if you heard about the article and luckier still to find a copy! Some wonderful books were published as far back as 1940 when paperweight collector Evangeline Bergstrom’s book Old Glass Paperweights first appeared.* In fact, many old books, paperweight journals, newspaper and magazine articles have become valuable in their own right, now sought after as collectors’ items. The positive side about this paucity of literature was that you read everything you could get your hands on, good, poor or terrific. Today, even the very best of these publications, many still considered top notch, contain at least some information that could be updated and corrected as a result of recent findings. Still, many of these books and articles remain as valuable resources. Since the “Paperweight Renaissance” in the mid twentieth century, the number of available books about paperweights has increased explosively. To consider acquiring and/or reading all of them creates a heavy burden on reader, purse and bookshelf. Some are wonderful, containing well documented information; some are even extraordinary, the result of careful research; and a few are mediocre and will probably end up on the back shelf, the pages barely worn. Before a potential paperweight aficionado becomes confused or overwhelmed by the vast number of books, it seemed there was an opportunity to provide a general view of the topic that could be easily read and referred to at just the right time. It was to meet this perceived need that “Glass Paperweights 101” was written. As the title suggests, this book about glass paperweights is intended as an introduction to and overview of the subject. Should this book inspire readers to delve into these more scholarly works, I will personally consider this introductory volume to have been a great success. After digesting the contents of this purposely limited volume, I hope readers who are new to this area of collecting or perhaps just thinking about it, will be inspired to become impassioned paperweight collectors who will develop a discriminating eye. Great adventures are in store for the new paperweight collector. *This was one of the earliest books published a about paperweights. Although the Bergstrom book contains many inaccuracies, considering the scarcity of available information about paperweights at the time, it is amazing that so much that was written is correct.
The only comprehensive reference book regarding internationally produced glassware for the home, "20th Century Factory Glass" is required reading for glass collectors and enthusiasts alike. Featuring every great designer, from Louis Comfort Tiffany to Alvar Aalto, as well as companies from Baccarat to Steuben, this volume provides clues to identifying marks, codes, and labels.
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With nearly 400 color photos of Scottish paperweights from 1835 to the present, along with a history of weight-making and important weight-makers and glass houses of Scotland, this study offers a detailed guide to a beautiful art form that has enthusiasts throughout the world. A substantial glossary and price guide are included.
Our most popular book! This compact and informative guide provides all the basic information one needs to enter the world of paperweights. It includes histories of the great French glasshouses during the classic period, as well as the revival period of the 1950's, and the current paperweight renaissance. The latest biographies of prominent paperweight artists are provided, with sections about collecting and making paperweights. The insightful 120-page text is generously illustrated with over 200 full-color photographs. All About Paperweights will increase your knowledge and appreciation of this specialized art form. Buy it for your own reference and enjoyment, or as an introductory gift for a friend. Full color.
Illustrated with nearly five hundred photographs, an updated, authoritative price guide covers more than 425 categories of collectible items made after 1920--ubckydubg action figures, Pez dispensers, and Depression glass--listing forty thousand prices, discussing the latest market trends, and offering collecting tips. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Whether shaped into elegant decanters or turned into paperweights, glass is one of the world’s most sophisticated materials. Examine some of the most magnificent pieces ever created —including a Netherlandish Roemer cup from the 17th century, or a most graceful and fragile fluted Falcon de Venice. Plus: candelabras, bowls, vases, tableware, and mirrors—many with elaborate etchings, enamellings, and adornments that enhance texture, color, and loveliness.