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c1890 Art Glass & Early Opalescent Pattern Glass of Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton by Bob Sanford

c1890 Art Glass & Early Opalescent Pattern Glass of Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton by Bob Sanford

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There are very few titles currently in print which cover the topic of pre-1900 art glass, early pattern glass and flint glass with any real depth. This book will be a welcome addition to these topics.

The firm of Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton was organized in 1883. The original factory was located in West Virginia; the company later moved to Findlay, Ohio. In 1899, the firm was sold to National Glass Company and so the name of this firm disappeared from history.

During their years of operation, the firm manufactured flint pattern glass, opalescent glass, oil lamps and many other similar types of glassware. Many of the patterns shown in these pages will be (finally) recognized, as even today many of these pieces can be commonly found at estate sales. The firm also made art glass in colors such as cranberry opalescent, satin, onyx-to-clear patterns and others. Some of these pieces often bring sale prices in the thousands at auction.

I would recommend this book for the collector, dealer or student of quality glassware from the late 1800s; much of the information provided by these authors cannot be found elsewhere.

--- John Kincaid, Collector Bookstore


Featuring 352 color photos of beautiful glassware and 67 black and white historical photos and catalog pages, this is one of the most authoritative volumes documenting this prolific firm. Dazzling tableware, tumblers, condiments, and more are displayed in many of their popular glass patterns, including Eyewinker, Reverse torpedo, Alexis, Klondike, Onyx, and Floradine. Sweetheart, Crown, Two Post, Delaware, and Oklahoma lamps are also featured. Among the highly sought novelties illustrated are the Snowball Wine Set, Mrs. Snowball, Clown Decanter, Parrot Decanter, and the novelty pitchers Bicycle Girl, Bringing Home the Cows, Squirrel, and Three Birds.

The text provides a detailed history of the company, from its founding in West Virginia through its time as a part of the National Glass Company. Values are provided in the captions. This book is a must for all who enjoy, collect, and study beautiful glassware.

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  • The Artistic Glassware of Dalzell, Gilmore and Leighton

    Jo Sanford, Bob Sanford, Barbara Payne, Jim Payne


  • Binding: Hard Cover

    Copyright: 2006

    Pages: 192

    Size: 8.88 X 11.38 in.

    Condition: New

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