GLASS IN CANADA: THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS
Volume 11 Number 1.
After perusing this well-organized volume, one cannot help but get caught up in Steven's enthusiasm for the hobby of collecting Canadian antique glass. Based on the philosophy, "If a special piece is good enough to buy, it is good enough to research," each chapter begins in a folksy narrative or interview style relating the tracing of valuable glass pieces. The reader feels the author's excitement when positive identification of a Machet jug or a George Gardiner lamp is finally accomplished.
A prolific author, with seven previous publications to his credit, Steven's death in 1981 left the forbidding task of editing and illustrating this last manuscript to Ralph Hedlin and Heidi Redekop. Their careful organization of over 250 dramatic black-and-white prints and fifty-five full colour plates exhibit details of glass designs produced from 1825 to 1925.
Most of the emphasis is placed on pressed glass, with only seven pages on cut glass. Paperweights, whimseys, and lamps range from twenty-four to fifty pages of intriguing information.
A glossary, index, and bibliography all assist in ready reference. This authoritative publication is a definite asset to either a novice or an expert who is interested in authenticating turn-of-the-century Canadian glass.
Jackie Black, Westgate C. V. I., Thunder Bay, ON.
1971-1979 | 1980-1985 | 1986-1990 | 1991-1995
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