Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 11th edition (August 2004)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,079,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #220 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Houseware & Dining > Glass & Glassware #2123 in Books > Reference > Encyclopedias & Subject Guides > Antiques & Collectibles
I have collected alot of glass over the years and never cared to know what they were. I just love dishes! Now that I am becoming more serious I thought I would purchase some books for help in identification. This was one of three books I bought and the one that I turn to the most. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for information on glassware. I plan on purchasing more of Mr. Florences' books. I'm sure they all will be as helpful as this one. And in answer to Mr. Florences' question as to how the glassware shows with the different background colors, I think the dark purple on page 129 is to dark, leaving it hard to see the markings on some of the glassware. But, this is only my opinion and I am no expert on the subject. But you asked!! Thanks for a great book!
I have a number of collector books, including Elegant Glassware of the Depression Era : Identification and Value Guide (8th Ed)by Gene Florence. Gene Florence books are my favorite by far. This book is very well formatted. It is loaded with clear pictures that are helpful in pattern identification, informative text, and has easy-to-use pricing guides. The book indexes the glassware by pattern name and by manufacturer.Whether you are a novice collector or "expert", I am sure you will find this book to be very helpful. Gene Florence's down-to-earth presentation of glassware is refreshing and practical!
That highly decorated, footed candy dish (compote) your Aunt Zelda keeps in her china closet has a maker and the pattern has a name. Imagine being able to tell her that you found the pattern and all the other information in this particular book about elegant glassware. All the books in this series contain wonderfully clear photos and text, and the latest editions have what apparently are listings of the values of individual pieces on the market.
This is another fave of mine from Gene Florence!He sure knows what he is writing about!!!This book is loaded with color photos of many different types of depression glass.I never realized how many patterns,and companies,there were out there!!!He also is very thorough about listing what pieces were in what colors and the values for each color.Overall a fantastic book!
Orginally purchased for my mother, I purchased it also after looking through it. The original reason for the book was to attempt to id some etched glass, the glass was not in the book, but it was worth it anyway. Beautiful photos, good writing, I saw pieces I had not known exsited. Who knew that such elegant depression glass was out there! I would not recommend it for the "flea market" or "yard sale" groupie, one of his Collectors Encyclopedias may work better, but it is still a very nice book and well worth it if you collect or deal in higher end depression glass.
This is a "Coffee Table" book of general interest, and as such, fulfills that role. But for a collector, it fails to give anything other than superficial information, and is not very useful. Lots of pretty pictures, but little in-depth knowledge.
Cathy & Gene Florence's ELEGANT GLASSWARE OF THE DEPRESSION ERA, 13TH EDITION covers identification and value of a range of Depression glassware, is arranged by manufacturer, and pairs photo lends and color-coded sidebar values with color photos of all kinds of glassware. The result is a survey perfect for any seeking to clarify common confusion over identification and values.
I LOVE this book. I have had a time identifying glassware patterns and this book has really been a help. It also gives me a rough idea of the value of the glassware. If I had to get rid of all my glassware books but one, I would choose to keep this one. I am so glad I found it.
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