This practical book provides guidance in identifying and evaluating American brilliant cut glass. It is organized by patterns and illustrated with 396 color and black and white photographs. Standard, Choice, Premium, and Rare quality pieces are identified throughout, and separate value ranges for each quality of every piece are provided. Tips for recognizing non-American cut glass are given and examples are shown. Separate indexes of pattern names and manufacturers provide quick references. This is the book you want at your fingertips when on the Internet and with you in the shops and auctions when you buy cut glass. It will help you find some good buys.
Bill and Louise Boggess have collected, photographed, and researched cut glass together throughout America for over fifty years. They have become the preeminent authorities in their field, and willingly share their vast knowledge in this concise and easy-to-use book.