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Black Glass Encyclopedia.


The black glass encyclopedia.

Ed. by The West Virginia Museum of American Glass, Ltd.

Schiffer Publishing Ltd.


224 pages




The West Virginia Museum of American Glass in Weston, Virginia offers a catalog of approximately 860 color photographs of black glass from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as part of The Living Books Project. Photographs of animals, bed and bath items, bowls, baskets, candlesticks, lighting, jars, compotes, florist items, kitchen and smoking items, stemware, barware, tableware, vases, and novelties are shown, including their dimensions, dates, manufacturers, and pricing. Brief histories of manufacturing companies are alphabetically listed, such as Akro Agate, Cambridge, Dalzell-Viking, Lenox Crystal, Seneca, and U.S. Glass, and advertisements from decorators and distributors conclude the book.

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Date:Feb 1, 2006
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