Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights
by Paul Hollister, Jr.

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Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights
by Paul Hollister, Jr.

This is one of the earliest books to present a comprehensive view of the world of glass paperweights.   Originally published in 1968, this landmark reference remains indispensable to anyone interested in collecting glass paperweights. 

7" by 10".  1969. 
316 pages in black and white plus 24 color plates. 
135 paperweights are shown in color on the color plates.  In addition 240 paperweights and other objects are shown in black and white plus many drawings.  
Hardcover is shown.  Available in hard cover and soft cover.

Chapters are:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Paperweight Genesis
    • Egyptian Mosaic and Roman Millefiori
    • The Part Played by Venice
    • Bohemian-Silesian Millefiori and PWs
    • The Victorian Context
    The Individual Makers
  • About the French Makers
    • Baccarat
    • St. Louis
    • Clichy
    • Other French Factories 
  • About the English Makers
  • Bacchus and Islington
  • Whitefriars
  • Other English Factories
  • Color Section
  • Belgian Factories
  • About the American Makers
  • The New England Glass Company
  • Sandwich
  • Gillinder
  • Other American Factories
  • Sulphides
  • Modern Paperweights
  • Examination of Paperweights
  • Testing for Refractive Index
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary 
  • Some Museums Having Glass Paperweights
  • Index



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