This beautifully illustrated and significantly updated reference work--providing both new illustrations and additional research--demonstrates hundreds of elegant American glass forms in a wide spectrum of colors, shapes, and etchings of over 100 different patterns, made by preeminent manufacturers, including Cambridge, Heisey, Imperial, Morgantown, Paden City, and New Martinsville. They date from 1915, when Fostoria American was introduced, to the 1990s, when Fenton's Cranberry Opalescent Hobnail was still being offered. The pattern introductions include dates of production and pattern and etching numbers, plus original company colors. The picture captions describe each item. Full lines of dinnerware and their companion patterns are listed along with bedroom, bath, and decorating pieces. Information carefully compiled and analyzed here was tirelessly gathered from original catalogs and reprints, glass club newsletters, company brochures, trade journals, company advertising, and from the shared extensive experience of many dedicated dealers and collectors. This book is an essential guide to American elegant glass.
Debbie Coe has been a dealer in American glassware and ceramics for thirty-five years. She has written more than a dozen books, she is a regular contributor to antiques publications, and conduct educational seminars on American-made glass and china.