Standard Encyclopedia of Opalescent Glass: Identification & Values
by Bill Edwards, Mike Carwile

Opalescent Glass

Hardcover - 270 pages; Publisher: Collector Books; 5 edition (January 2005)
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From its beginnings in the 1880s, opalescent glass has enjoyed a widely receptive audience, both in England where it was introduced and here in America where a young but growing market was ready for any touch of brightness and beauty for the hearth and home. Glass authorities Bill Edwards and Mike Carwile, who have written books on carnival and pressed glass and Millersburg crystal, have once again teamed up to present an all-new fifth edition on the ever-popular opalesecnt glass. Glass production by both American and English glass companies from 1880 to 1930 is covered in this new edition. With around 130 new patterns featured, this expanded volume now holds over 850 color photographs. Detailed information on several prominent glass manufacturers is again included, and the attached price guide has been enlarged to include nearly 6,400 pieces in six different colors. A new feature of the price guide is the addition of values for the 'after 1930' section of the book, not priced in previous editions. Standard Encyclopedia of Opalescent Glass, Fifth Edition, is sure to shine on your bookshelf.



Opalescent Glass from A to Z
by William Heacock, JoAnn Elmore

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Paperback - 224 pages; Publisher: Glass Press/Antique Publications
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Twenty-five years after William Heacock sparked an Opalescent glass collecting trend with his book Victorian Colored Pattern Glass Book II, Opalescent Glass for A to Z and 13 years after his Book 9, Cranberry Glass, JoAnn Elmore has revised and updated these reference gems into one incredible work. Elmore edited all areas of the text and provided much new information on patterns found in the original book, as well as adding upwards of 75 more patterns. Several discoveries from the influential but often overlooked Dugan factory will also interest collectors and historians. New black and white illustrations, catalog reprints and company advertisements proliferate. 1300 opalescent and cranberry opalescent items are pictured in beautiful color. Several special sections address topics from original manufacturer's names to a color illustration on the creation of cranberry opalescent glass. A revised thumbnail history of each opalescent manufacturer will be a useful guide for all collectors.


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