Glass is one of the most popular collecting areas for enthusiasts and the range of antique glassware available is tremendous. Miller's Collecting Glass: The Facts At Your Fingertips concentrates on glass for the table and examines the key collecting areas from the 16th to the first half of the 20th century. Items are divided by type of object and then geographically, covering the United Kingdom, Ireland, continental Europe and the USA. Key features of different periods, manufacturers and techniques are examined. Throughout, fact boxes present tips and information on what to look for, how to assess condition and value and how to spot fakes. Important information is given on collecting trends and each item has a price range.- Features over 360 items - each illustrated in colour with an up-to-date price range - Essential information on key designers, manufacturers and marks presented in fact boxes together with useful collecting tips - Expert advice on caring for, displaying and insuring your collection - Focuses on items that can be found in antiques shops and at auctions and fairs - A practical book, perfect for the vice collector and an informative refresher for the established collector
Sarah Yates is a freelance writer, specializing in antiques and collectables, architecture and design. She has worked on a wide range of titles, including Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia, Miller's Collecting Silver: The Facts At Your Fingertips and Miller's Smoking Accessories: A Collector's Guide. Special consultant Mark West is a BADA (British Antique Dealers' Association) glass dealer based in London. He has collected glass for more than 20 years, focusing particularly on 18th- and 19th-century English and continental glassware, and has written articles for specialist publications. He is the author of Miller's Glass Checklist and was a consultant on the Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia. Special consultant David McCarron, North American consultant, is a Senior Appraiser and Auctioneer with the Frank H. Boos Gallery in Michigan, USA and has over 20 years experience at auction houses in New England, New York and the Midwest. He makes regular appearances on The Antiques Roadshow in the USA.