|Paperweights - Historicism
- Art Nouveau - Art Deco 1842 to today
Especially the post-classic Folk Art Paperweights from Bohemia, Germany, and other European Countries
by Peter von Brackel
By writing this book, Peter von Brackel filled a void in the available paperweight literature that most collectors didn't realize existed. The book includes a survey of paperweights produced from 1842 to the present and then focuses more closely on the post-classic folk art glass paperweights produced in Europe between 1870 and 1940.
It contains much previously undocumented material about the output of a number of glass houses and glass producing regions. Examples are included from Bohemia / Czechoslovakia , Silesia, Thuringia / Saxony, the Bavarian Forest, the "Solling" mountains, other German regions, Austria, Hungary / Romania, Northern Europe, Belgium, France, and Russia.
There are sections full of drawings illustrating the profiles of these paperweights and the patterns used for beveling the weights. There is also a section illustrating the methods used to make these weights.
It is full of wonderful pictures and is a must have book for any serious collector of glass paperweights.
320 pages with 639 color pictures of 720 paperweights.
131 drawn illustrations.
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