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Elegant Glass

Over 1000 color photos show off a wide spectrum of Elegant Glass patterns. All the listings have been updated to reflect the current marketplace. A detailed shot of each etching provides a simple way of identifying the pattern. The major companies of Cambridge, Fenton, Fostoria, Heisey, Imperial, Morgantown, New Martinsville, Paden City are represented with their most popular patterns. Captions include a detailed description of each piece pictured. Comprehensive lists were developed for ease in locating a value. A glossary of terms will assist the collector in identifying their particular piece. Examples include the long running American, Candlewick and Hobnail patterns to some of the shorter made ones of Heirloom, Jenny Lind and Jubilee. A detailed bibliography, collector & replacement information and a museum listing provides the collector with lots of additional information.

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 3rd ed. edition (August 1, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0764327755

ISBN-13: 978-0764327759

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #893,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #167 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Houseware & Dining > Glass & Glassware #111237 in Books > History

I wouldn't rely on valuation information from books because that varies considerably, but what is helpful is to have a reference guide with pictures, manufacturers, and dates. You need to be able to leaf through again and again until you've become conversant with the pattern names and can recognize them by sight. Then you can choose the types that fit your particular interests as a collector and begin seeking them out. This book is organized alphabetically, has a great little section on each pattern, has beautiful color photos, and is a nice hardcover for plenty of constant reference.

Wonderful reference book. Great for identifying pieces you stumble across at garage or estate sales, etc. The photographs are EXCELLENT. The best of any books of this type that I've seen. It is also very well organized and easy to use.This book has been invaluable in helping me identify some items I inherited.My mother had a collection in a specific pattern. I love using the glassware I remember from childhood, on special occasions. The value/pricing and market information in this book helped me know which pieces to focus on, for adding to that collection. I see there is an updated edition of this book on the market now. This one is still really all I need, though, as a collector and not a seller.

When I started buying older glass on Ebay I knew I need a reference book and this one is just perfect. Good price references and many patterns that you will find online or at estate sales. A required reference book in my opinion for anyone who wants to start a glass collection and to know what they are buying. Helps identify authentic pieces. Also shipped quickly.

Great book! Gives plenty of color-photo examples of named pieces. Very pleased with this book. Different editions many times show different pieces for examples, it's a good thing.

in the glassware, i.e., there is Rosalie by Cambridge which she has listed BUT there is also Rosalie by Heisey which is missing. The book is barely okay. As for condition of book received, two corners are well smashed yet again, I didn't pay that much for the book. I'm sure there are better books on the subject of Elegant Glass. Check out Pamela Wiggins on She knows the books to buy on this subject and many others. I'm not 100% sure what Fenton was doing with Fostoria, Heisey, Cambridge, etc. That's a totally different subject matter.

I use this book to identify depression glassware values and patterns. It has been very helpful.It is very organized and is to follow, I would be lost without it. It saves me so much time by not having to look up items on the computer.Renae Del Valle

This book is fabulous. It was advertised as used but is in perfect condition and hardback. There is a lot of detail on the patterns listed, a lot of pictures, a lot of references to items in each pattern. The author gives background on each company and the pattern. I would buy another book from this author.I would buy another book from this seller because I received this book in three days. Seller is on East Coast and so am I.

I would recommend this resource book...loaded with pics. Very detailed. I have had it for a few months and have referred to it several times.

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