Paperweights From Great Britain 1930-2000
by John Simmonds

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Paperweights from Great Britain 1930-2000 
By John Simmonds 

This is the first book to focus exclusively on paperweights from Great Britain.  Included are all of the familiar Scottish and English makers plus some unexpected names.  It is a comprehensive reference filled with great photographs and facts.

As is appropriate there is a significant amount of material included on the influence of Paul Ysart and his family.  Other sections are devoted to other English and Scottish makers in a way that shows the evolution of paperweight making in Great Britain.  Over 2,000 paperweights are listed.

192 pages with 360 color photographs.
Hard bound.  8 1/2" by 11".  2000.

Sections are:

  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Manufacture of Glass Paperweights
  • Paul Ysart - his Father and Brothers
  • Whitefriars Glass Ltd.
  • Strathearn Glass Ltd.
  • Caithness Glass Ltd.
  • Perthshire Paperweights Ltd.
  • Selkirk Glass Ltd.
  • William Manson
  • Jay Glass - John Deacons
  • Wedgwood Glass
  • Lanham Glass Ltd.
  • Other Makers and Studio Artists
  • Identifying Unknown Paperweights using Scientific Tests
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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