Paperweights of the 19th & 20th Centuries
by Anne Metcalfe

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Paperweights of the 19th & 20th Centuries - A collectors Guide 
By Anne Metcalfe 

This is a delightful new publication containing a wide range of information  about glass paperweights.  It provides a comprehensive and enjoyable introduction to the subject of glass paperweights by tracing the development of paperweights from the mid-1800s to the present day.  Includes a price guide for every item shown.

One nice feature are the Fact Files found throughout the book which highlight the main characteristics of factories and makers.  These Fact Files provide a useful quick guide to identification and styles.  

64 pages with over 150 paperweights shown in color.  
Soft bound.  6" by 8 1/4".  2000.

Sections are:

  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Paperweight Techniques
  • Venice & Murano
  • Antique Baccarat
  • Antique St. Louis & Pantin
  • Clichy
  • Old English makers
  • Bohemian makers
  • Paul Ysart
  • Vasart & Strathearn
  • Perthshire
  • Caithness abstract weights
  • Caithness other weights
  • Peter Holmes & Selkirk
  • John Deacons
  • William Manson
  • Modern English makers
  • Whitefriars
  • Modern Baccarat
  • Modern St. Louis
  • Modern American makers
  • Modern American family firms
  • Modern American other makers
  • Chinese & Indian makers
  • Other paperweight makers
  • Glossary
  • What to read
  • Where to buy & see
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
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