Title: Miller's Paperweights of the 19th & 20th ...
Publisher: Miller's; London
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
SIGNED First Edition Softbound in FINE Condition. SIGNED by Anne Metcalfe on title page under her printed name. NOT personalized or inscribed. Otherwise, INTERIOR PRISTINE: clean, tight, bright. Rare in a signed copy. Suitable for gifting or collection. Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Bookseller Inventory # 509891
Synopsis: The diversity and beauty of glass paperweights offers great scope for the collector, and this invaluable guide provides a comprehensive and enjoyable introduction to the subject for the newcomer to collecting. It traces the development of paperweights from the mid-1900s to the present day, including the major factories of France, Scotland and the United States. There are illustrations of all the popular makers, with their trademarks identified. Throughout the book ?Fact Files? provide a wealth of hints and tips on collecting, such as how to identify styles, what to look out for when making your first purchases, and how to pick out the best examples. Color photographs showcase more than 150 pieces, each accompanied by a price range.
About the Author: Anne Metcalfe was a teacher for 20 years before she retired from the profession in 1980 to become a dealer of pictures, pottery and glass. She decided to concentrate solely on paperweights and, with her husband Peter, operates the UK's biggest paperweight dealership based in Helsby, Cheshire. Their stock of over 1,500 pieces ranges from antique French weights by Baccarat and St Louis to abstract Chinese designs. Anne is a member of the Cambridge Paperweight Circle and the PCA (Paperweight Collectors' Association). She also contributes regularly to leading antiques trade magazines.
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