Stemware of the 20th Century: The Top 200 Patterns

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House of Collectibles, 1997 - Antiques & Collectibles - 195 pages
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A LAVISH, FULL-COLOR, FIRST-EVER PICTORIAL TOUR OF THE TOP 200 STEMWARE PATTERNS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

If decorating your home with crystal stemware is one of your guilty pleasures, here is the only book you will ever need! Beautifully illustrated throughout with digitally reproduced full-color photographs, this gorgeous volume is conveniently arranged alphabetically--first by stemware manufacturer and then by the pattern name. Combined with short histories of each manufacturer, listings of every known piece, vital date information on when the pattern was introduced and/or discontinued, and an appendix that ranks the top 200 patterns, Stemware of the 20th Century will earn a toast at any table!

Highlights include articles on the popularity of certain patterns, feature stories on designers, behind-the-style looks at particular patterns, and much more!

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Contents

Chapter One A Brief History of Stemware
3
Chapter Two Stemware FinesseSelecting and Using the Stemware That Is Right for You
12
Chapter Seven The Patterns
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About the author (1997)

Harry L. Rinker is a leading national expert and co nsultant on toys, antiques, and collectibles and the author of numerous books on collecting. He writes a weekly news column, hosts a radio call-in show, and has appeared as an expert on several national television shows. Rinker's personal collection of over 50,000 objects contains approximately 7,000 toys.

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