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Starting to Collect Antique Glass Hardcover – 1 Jan 1999
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"Illustrated with all the finesse of a specialist book three times its price, this excellent publication tells you where to hunt for bargains and how to add rarities to a growing collection..." Birmingham Post
About the Author
John Sandon discovered the wonderful world of glass on leaving school, when he joined the combined porcelain and glass department of Phillips in London's New Bond Street, one of the world's leading auction houses, where he has been able to handle many magnificent glass collections. The continuing popularity of Antiques Roadshow enables John to share his enthusiasm with a wide audience.
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A welcome addition to my library on glass.
on 3 May 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
Having enjoyed other John Sandon books, I took a chance on ordering this one. I have books focusing on etched glass so I was looking for enameled, Bohemian, multi-colored, stemware, gilded, and painted pieces. This book has that and more. Some photos show several pieces from the same maker, style, or era. Heavy shiny photographic paper is used. It is not a large book but it has good sized, distinct photos with the details so you can enjoy turning the pages. I had viewed Miller's Collecting Glass and 20th Century Glass from the library. All three cover similar glass but the authors' choice for what to show as examples differs. 20th Century Glass was too limited for me but I liked the book. I ended up buying this book and Miller's Collecting Glass. They gave me a wonderful reference set with many examples from the same maker, style, or era. There are lots of differences between the books so I can not say that one is better than the other. Both describe the various styles and history of glass manufacture. Each author offers tips on buying antique glass and pricing. It would have helped if Amazon's Look Inside feature were available for both so that a person searching for something specific could decide if one book is more appropriate. If you are looking for a glass cross section these two books cover it all.
A superior Antique glass book
on 12 September 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
This book is divided into well-defined chapters on just about everything you want to know about Antique glass from manufacture to design to availability. There are lost of color pictures that are well described. What it is not is a price catalog. This book is well worth the price even if you have some to the same information already.
3 people found this helpful.
interesting, if you are from Europe
on 20 June 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
I found this book to be interesting regarding the history of glass and full of great photos, but a bit irrelevant unless you live in Europe or have access to old European glass. If I travel to Europe, I will find the book helpful as a resource.