This book is a lamp collector's dream. Presented together for the first time are over 200 of the finest Victorian glass-shaded lamps made by the top four manufacturers: Tiffany, Duffner & Kimberly, Pairpoint, and Handel. Each lamp is shown in large color photographs to display the exquisite detail that has kept them among the most cherished and valuable Victorian home accessories. A never-before-published 1906 Duffner & Kimberly lamps catalog supplements the photographs and gives exact design details. The book was written by a dedicated and knowledgeable enthusiast of Victorian culture who searched among the finest private collections, museums, and leading galleries to locate each top example from his "world's best" wish list. He found everything he went looking for and more, and it is all here to enthrall you. Everyone who loves glass will marvel at these extraordinary examples of the finest glass artists and early 20th century industry combining to make incredible works of art. Collectors, museum curators, dealers, art historians, and interior designers will all find this an invaluable aid in assessing the best in art glass lamp designs.
Martin M. May is an avid Victorian enthusiast who deals in many areas of Victorian antiques. He writes and lectures to appraisers, antique clubs, and fellow enthusiasts on topics including Tiffany Studios, Victorian lighting, leaded lamps, oak furnishings, and Flow Blue china. His previous book, Victorian De*/cor, is an overview of many of these subjects.