Starting to Collect : Antique Glass

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  • Edition: 1851
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors Club
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With its unique inbuilt beauty, it is hardly surprising that old glass is one of the most popular collecting fields. This book is a valuable starting point for enthusiasts. It tells you where to hunt for bargains and how to add rarities to a growing collection. An important section offers tips on what is available within any price range. It is filled with invaluable advice. How do you spot repairs or re-polishing? How can you avoid the proliferation of fakes while you learn to distinguish fine glass from ordinary? John Sandon's sensible guidance will prevent many costly mistakes.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Collecting Glassp. 16
What is Available within your Price Rangep. 37
Glass in the Ancient Worldp. 50
Mediaeval Europe and the Dominance of Venicep. 58
A Diffusion of Ideasp. 68
English Drinking Glassesp. 80
The Age of Cut Glassp. 94
The Discovery of Colourp. 105
Paperweights and Noveltiesp. 118
Moulded Glassp. 134
Carved and Engraved Glassp. 143
The Spirit of Art Nouveaup. 151
Modernism: Secessionist and Art Deco Glassp. 162
Post-War Design and New Glassp. 174
Selected Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 184
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