This long-awaited, carefully researched, and beautifully photographed guide to Imperial Glass Corporation's Lace Edge glassware explains their many variations and compares them to related pieces by Imperial as well as other manufacturers. Imperial's Lace Edge was produced from the early 1930s to the late 1970s and was sold as Crocheted Crystal through Sears, Roebuck and Company. Their other open edge glassware was sold by major retailers such as Montgomery Ward and Company, Butler Brothers, and items were given away in popular coupon" campaigns through margarine companies. Over 325 beautiful color photographs artfully display every documented size and shape of Lace Edge so that the reader can easily understand the different edges, cuts, intaglio bases, and subtle variations of more than forty colors used. With current values in the captions, this book contains all the information collectors need to identify Imperial Lace Edge glassware.
Laura J. Marsh is a distinguished collector of Imperial's Lace Edge glassware and is on the Board of Trustees of the National Imperial Glass Collectors Society, Inc. (NIGCS) and is a contributor to the NIGCS Glasszette. She is a member of their Fox River Valley Study Group.