Art Glass Identification & Price Guide

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Krause Publications, Feb 28, 2011 - Antiques & Collectibles - 256 pages
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Daring designers such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Reneacute Lalique are remembered for their intricate pattern creations with glass that pushed the evolution of design. These entrancingly beautiful masterpieces of yesterday are commanding high prices in today's antiques and collectibles marketplace. Author John Shuman Ill gives art glass collectors the helpful advice they need - from bidding techniques at auctions and detecting fakes and frauds, to protecting valuable. With the aid of this identification and price guide they'll obtain a collection they can be proud to display. Valuable information and current market prices are included for Baccarat, Custard Glass, Durand Art Glass, Fairy Lamps, Kimball Glass, Lalique, Loetz, Tiffany, and much more. Readers will confidently identify collectible pieces with more than 300 color images, illustrations, and vintage advertisements. They'll peruse original advertisements from sale catalogues and marvel at the progression of some of the most highly sought after art glass pieces from popular manufactures.
 

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I just rediscovered this book on my shelf, and now I remember why I forgot I had it. It is a very pretty book, but so haphazardly put together, as to be almost useless as a reference book. Some articles have no photographs with them to illustrate the glass being discussed, (C.F. Monroe for example). But, then 120 pages away there is a photo of a Wave Crest (made by Monroe) pickle caster, the very type of glass referenced in the article with no mention that there are photos or where to find them..
The Color Gallery section is very pretty, but there is no index to the photos. Some of the information about the pieces shown is incorrect. The last section or Price Guide is a reproduction of a Cincinnati Art Galleries auction catalog with price estimates, but not prices realized.
I'm glad I only paid $5 for my copy.
 

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction To Art Glass
Artistic Elegant Art Glass
Centennial Glass
A Tribute to Dominick Labino
Sandwich Glass
Art Glass Color Gallery
Art Glass Price Guide
Protecting Valuables
Afterword
Evolution of Contemporary Glass Art Significant Dates
Forerunners of Studio Glass
Bibliography
About The Author
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