Crackle Glass from Around the World
by Stan and Arlene Weitman
Publisher: Collector Books, 2005
Binding: Hardcover, 287 color pages
Original Price: USD $24.95
This book updates the values and information of all the crackle glass pieces featured in both popular volumes of the Weitmans' Crackle Glass Identification & Value Guides. There are over 1,000 color photographs of vases, pitchers, decanters, jugs, lamps, perfume bottles, and more are featured. There is also sections on labels, catalogs, manufacturers, and the history of crackle glass included, as well as a section on the detailed process of making crackle glass.
Spanning the years 1870 through 1950, this book gives height, company, color, style, value, date, and type of handle for each piece shown. A new chapter on crackle glass made from the Gibson Glass Company of West Virginia with photos of its creations is a big highlight of the book, as well as a chapter emphasizing the different types of items that were made throughout the world.
A reviewer excerpts include:
- ..., it is known to have been made as early as the 16th century by Venetian craftsman, and by the 1800s, it was being produced by several other European countries, including Bohemia and Czechoslovakia.
- By the late 1800s and early 1900s, several American companies were also making crackle glass, including Steuben, Hobbs Brockunier, Imperial and Fry.
- This book on crackle glass includes an extensive section on Moser crackle glass, made in Czechoslovakia, and the history and examples of several other glass companies both American and European.
- Pictorial tours of the making of crackle glass is shown with Otto Franek of the Franek Art Glass Studio and with Robert Hamon of the Hamon Glass Studio.
- The book also groups examples of crackle glass by subject matter - pitchers, vases, etc. - and includes dimensions, color, manufacturer, date and retail value for each piece, along with a color photo.
- Collectors will find some examples of pieces not commonly found in the Potpourri section. Included are a crackle glass watch fob, a turtle, a crocodile decanter and a soup tureen.
About the Author
History and Manufacturers
Cruets and Syrups
Cups, Glasses, and Mugs
Bowls and Dishes
Old Versus New Crackle
This fabulous book is new, in excellent condition, and has only tiny scuffs and/or bumped corners.
This book is a must have for any glass collector or dealer's library.
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