Dictionary of Paperweight Signature Canes
by Andrew Dohan

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Dictionary of Paperweight Signature Canes 
by Andrew H. Dohan

Subtitled: Identification and Dating

This is a great guide to identification of paperweights by the maker's signature cane.  There are closeup pictures of over 300 signature canes in the book.  Because most antique paperweights were unsigned, the focus is on modern paperweights and paperweight makers.

You won't be disappointed.  The book has many unexpected surprises.  It includes sections on how paperweights and signature canes are made and hints about what to look for.  A very complete 41 page bibliography of paperweight references and articles is included.

303 pages with many color photographs. 
Soft bound.  6" by 9".  1997.

Chapters are:

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Pictorial Dictionary (with all the makers)
  • Highlights of the Unusual &Extraordinary
  • Where to Find More Information
  • Signature and Date Cane Reference Guide
  • Epilogue
  • Acknowlegements
  • About the Author
Click on the picture to see a color plate illustrating the variety of Perthshire signature canes.

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