Field Guide to Pattern Glass
by Mollie Helen McCain|
Paperback - 496 pages; Publisher: Collector Books
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This large comprehensive volume contains hundreds of illustrations of patterns represented according to molded characteristics - circles, stars, plants, flowers, etc. - so that collectors who don't know pattern names can easily locate pieces. Lists of other books of patterns are provided. The book is divided into sections, including animals, circles, diamonds, facets, flowers, fruit, hobnails beads, panels, people, plants, ribs columns, squares rectangles, shells, odds ends. REVIEW: Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1980, interest in Limoges porcelain has increased tremendously. This revised edition is arranged by company and/or mark. The history of the Limoges porcelain industry begins the book, followed by the histories, marks, and examples of the major factories, unidentified Limoges companies, and even miniatures. An index and cross reference to companies, initials, and symbols, are provided.