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Tuthill Research Scrapbook - TRS101 Image
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Quaker City/Liberty Cut Glass Catalog - QCL-001 Image
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Quaker City/Liberty Cut Glass Catalog - QCL-001,
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'The Miracle of Brilliant Cut Glass' Book - LS300,
Jewel Cut Glass Co. Catalog - J-001 Image
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Jewel Cut Glass Co. Catalog - J-001,
Review of Book by Martha Louise Swan - LS102 Image
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Review of Book by Martha Louise Swan - LS102,
Review of Three-Volume Book Set by Pearson - FSG116 Image
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Review of Three-Volume Book Set by Pearson - FSG116,
Koh-I-Noor Catalog - FSG115 Image
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Koh-I-Noor Catalog - FSG115,
"The Eye For Minutia" Book - EFM-001 Image
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"The Eye For Minutia" Book - EFM-001,
C.F. Monroe Catalog - CL111 Image
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C.F. Monroe Catalog - CL111,
Books and Catalogs
Tuthill Research Scrapbook - TRS101
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Tuthill Research Scrapbook - TRS101 Image

The Tuthill Research Scrapbook is a three-volume set that presents an invaluable insight into the work product of the Tuthill Cut Glass Co.  and is highly recommended for both researchers and collectors.  A very limited number of the sets were produced and most are still in the reference libraries of the original LABAC members.  The two sets we had available have been sold, however.

This is an accumulation of Tuthill glass descriptions and images which are assembled into this informal research scrapbook of more than 1400 pages with more than 3000 pictures (with descriptions) of Tuthill glass!  Also included are a cross-referenced index of all pictured Tuthill patterns, a comprehensive summary of Tuthill glass auctioned over a 22-year period, plus reproductions of 40 Tuthill Factory advertisements.

Some of the 300+ patterns in the TRS are found pictured in one or several of the fine publications about American Brilliant cut glass.  Some Tuthill patterns have been given names either by the authors of those publications or are known to collectors by commonly accepted names which are used in the scrapbook.  Most of Tuthill’s patterns do not have names so TRS contributors and editors assigned “Tuthill Research Scrapbook” names to many patterns.  Although the TRS editors took many liberties with Tuthill pattern nomenclature, they suggested that Scrapbook names not be accepted by anyone as ‘official’ Tuthill pattern names.

The Tuthill Research Scrapbooks are stimulating and sometimes provocative.  There is a lot to learn from this source!

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Tuthill Research Scrapbook - TRS101,
Quaker City/Liberty Cut Glass Catalog - QCL-001
$15.00
Quaker City/Liberty Cut Glass Catalog - QCL-001 Image

A Quaker City catalog (circa 1909) of 50 pages with 74 designs, 34 of which do not appear in the previous Quaker City ACGA catalog.  In conjunction with this catalog is one from the Liberty Glass Works of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey.  The President of Liberty, Thomas P. Strittmatter, was also the Treasurer and Secretary of Quaker City.   The undated Liberty catalog consists of 29 pages featuring 47 designs, including cover pages and a nine-page section on the care and manufacture of cut glass.  At least five of the more complex Liberty designs are identical to Quaker City designs!  Liberty sold directly to the consumer, bypassing both jobbers and retailers.  From 1911-1917, they maintained a showroom on fashionable Fifth Ave. in New York City.

The catalog is reproduced from Xerox copies and is spiral-bound for ease of use.

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Quaker City/Liberty Cut Glass Catalog - QCL-001,
'The Miracle of Brilliant Cut Glass' Book - LS300
$15.00

Mrs. Swan’s first book, ‘American Cut and Engraved Glass: The Brilliant Period in Historical Perspective’  sold over 18,000 copies.  The book is no longer in print but continues to be the “bible” for both new and advanced collectors of American Brilliant cut glass.

When Mrs. Swan passed on in 2007 at age 94, she had already begun to compile information and photos for her second book.  This, which will be her second book, is a compilation of magazine articles written by her for various ‘collecting magazines’ between1983 and 2004 and is being published by her family in her memory.  Most of the articles cannot be found in The Hobstar, monthly newsletter of the American Cut Glass Association.  The book contains over 220 pages which include thirty-one articles (many with several photos of cut glass), selected photos of glass accumulated for her second book, previously unpublished photos of glass from her personal collection, four of her poems and ‘remembrances’ by her daughter Noreen.  The magazine articles were generally about a single subject, i.e. Cut & Engraved Baskets, Jugs, Lamps, Decanters, Comports, Celeries, Canadian Glass, Engraved Glass, Napkin Rings, Salts, Cut Glass for Invalids, Fake Glass and Silver-Mounted Glass.

The book is available for immediate shipment and the price of $15.00 per copy includes media postage to any address in the United States.

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'The Miracle of Brilliant Cut Glass' Book - LS300,
Jewel Cut Glass Co. Catalog - J-001
$15.00
Jewel Cut Glass Co. Catalog - J-001 Image

A wonderful addition for your American Brilliant cut glass reference library — a Jewel Cut Glass Company catalog.  This bound, high-quality, 22-page catalog is a first-generation reprint of an original catalog; it is the only known Jewel Cut Glass Co. catalog.  The catalog contains 44 previously unidentified Brilliant Period Patterns.

A limited number of catalogs are available.

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Jewel Cut Glass Co. Catalog - J-001,
Review of Book by Martha Louise Swan - LS102
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Review of Book by Martha Louise Swan - LS102 Image

Sometimes called the ‘bible’ of American Brilliant cut glass, this is an important book for your reference library!  This book is of great value to collectors and dealers of all levels; we recommend it highly.  This is the third and most current edition and contains an updated price list and a list of 88 pattern identifications that have been made since the book was first published in 1986.

‘American Cut and Engraved Glass: The Brilliant Period in Historical Perspective’  contains — in a single volume — a complete history of cut glass and its manufacturers (both U.S. and Canadian), up-to-date information on identifying designs, and current prices for the more than 650 items pictured.

Collectors who admire the cut and engraved glass of America’s Brilliant Period (1876-1916), but lack the expertise to judge the authenticity and value of these beautiful antiques, will not want to be without this definitive guide.  Dealers and experts in this field will find the 500 black-and-white photos, eight pages of color, and dozens of illustrations invaluable.  The price guide is now bound into the book, and is also sold separately.

You’ll learn how to identify motifs and designs, recognize fine quality workmanship, determine age, and differentiate between American and foreign ware.  An index to illustrated patterns and designs, American and Canadian marks section, general index, and bibliography make this highly readable volume an ever-timely, permanent addition to your reference library.

Martha Louise Swan’s scholarly research and evocative treatment of the Gilded Era make fascinating reading.  She has been collecting cut glass since 1967 and first published ‘American Cut and Engraved Glass of the Brilliant Period’ (Wallace-Homestead) in 1986.  It has since become the definitive guide to American cut glass.

The most recent edition you need to look for was reprinted in 1998 with an updated price list.

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Review of Book by Martha Louise Swan - LS102,
Review of Three-Volume Book Set by Pearson - FSG116
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Review of Three-Volume Book Set by Pearson - FSG116 Image
This 3-volume set, titled "Encyclopedia of American Cut and Engraved Glass" by J. Michael Pearson, is invaluable to the collector and student of American Brilliant cut and engraved glass.  SINCE PUBLICATION OF THE BOOKS IN 1975, '77 AND '78, THE AMERICAN CUT GLASS ASSOCIATION (ACGA) HAS PUBLISHED OVER 35 CATALOG REPRINTS WHICH HAVE MADE MANY ADDITIONAL PATTERN IDs POSSIBLE.  Using these catalogs and other sources, Paul Miles and his many friends have compiled a list of over 300 previously unknown identifications for these three volumes.  These new identifications are essential to a more complete and accurate reference library.  The 300 identifications, plus a pattern index by cutting house (ten pages in all) are included with the 3-volume set. We currently have a used set of the three-volumes.
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Review of Three-Volume Book Set by Pearson - FSG116,
Koh-I-Noor Catalog - FSG115
$15.00
Koh-I-Noor Catalog - FSG115 Image

Although not a great deal is known about Richard Murr and the “Koh-I-Noor” company, it was felt that the information presented in this catalog would be of interest to collectors of American Brilliant cut glass.  The “Koh-I-Noor” company was significant enough that it was mentioned by both J. Michael Pearson and Albert Christian Revi in their books on American Brilliant cut glass.

The undated catalog was acquired by Martha Louise Swan a number of years ago; we reproduced the catalog in October of 1998 and offered it for sale in the ACGA’s “Hobstar.”   When Mrs. Swan acquired the catalog, it had heavy cardboard covers which appeared to have come from an expensive photo album of the Stadler Photographing Compnay in Chicago.  Someone had carefully cut the original “Koh-I-Noor” catalog apart and pasted the pages onto the linen pages of the photo album; the pages were then covered with a clear plastic-like coating to further protect them.  The pages of the catalog/album have three holes in the left edge which Mrs. Swan said originally had eyelets and lacing which bound the pages together.  Also pasted in the album were newspaper articles about President Woodrow Wilson; these have also been included in the reproduction catalog. We have a limited number of catalogs remaining for those of you who have started a reference library since we first offered the catalog.  The catalog shows seventeen “Koh-I-Noor” designs.

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Koh-I-Noor Catalog - FSG115,
"The Eye For Minutia" Book - EFM-001
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"The Eye For Minutia" Book - EFM-001 Image

This book has been compiled from Leigh Emmerson’s personal research notes gathered and refined over an eight-year period and gives a unique insight into the pattern identification process. Leigh was one of the premier researchers of American Brilliant cut glass. Leigh was also a speaker at many national ACGA Conventions, wrote over thirty articles for the ACGA publication ‘The Hobstar,’ and was the founder of the William C. Anderson Study Group that ultimately produced the ‘Chain of Evidence’ book. This easy-to-use book will help both the novice and the more experienced cut glass enthusiast seeking to identify cut glass patterns of the American Brilliant Period.

This book has been published in tribute to Leigh Emmerson by his family and is now available to members and non-members of the American Cut Glass Association.

For additional information on “Eye For Minutia,” please click on Leigh Emmerson Book in the “Articles & Opinions” drop-down menu.
The $35.00 cost includes shipping via media mail.

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"The Eye For Minutia" Book - EFM-001,
C.F. Monroe Catalog - CL111
$23.00
C.F. Monroe Catalog - CL111 Image

This important, privately published catalog is very well-done and is a welcome addition to the reference libraries of both American Brilliant cut glass collectors and collectors of Nakara and Wavecrest.  The catalog contains 152 pages and is a reprint of C.F. Monroe’s No.11 catalog for 1906-07.   The catalog illustrates 79 pages of rich cut glass, 18 pages of sterling, 29 pages of the opal line of Nakara and 8 pages of metal goods.  The other pages show the interior of the New York store, the Meriden factory, C.F. Monroe ads, an index and history as known when the catalog was reproduced in 1998.

Charles Fabian Monroe became expert at decorating and designing glass for various firms in Meriden, CT in the late 1870s.  He started his own business in 1880 selling imported wares and by 1882 his first shop became a decorating studio and showroom which evolved into the C.F. Monroe Co.  The company became renowned for its finely decorated Victorian opal glass known as “Wave Crest.”

In the early 1900s, Rich Cut Glass was introduced followed by Nakara, Kelva, Sterling and metal novelties.  By 1916, the company closed its doors.

The $23.00 cost includes postage for media mail.

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C.F. Monroe Catalog - CL111,
Books and Catalogs
Tuthill Research Scrapbook - TRS101 Image
Tuthill Research Scrapbook - TRS101
The Tuthill Research Scrapbook is a three-volume set that presents an invaluable insight into the work product of the Tuthill Cut Glass Co.  and is highly recommended for both researchers and collectors.  A very limited number of the sets were produced and most are still in the reference libraries of the original LABAC members.  The two sets we had available have been sold, however. This is an accumulation of Tuthill glass descriptions and images which are assembled into this informal research scrapbook of more than 1400 pages with more than 3000 pictures (with descriptions) of Tuthill glass!  Also included are a cross-referenced index of all pictured Tuthill patterns, a comprehensive summary of Tuthill glass auctioned over a 22-year period, plus reproductions of 40 Tuthill Factory advertisements. Some of the 300+ patterns in the TRS are found pictured in one or several of the fine publications about American Brilliant cut glass.  Some Tuthill patterns have been given names either by the authors of those publications or are known to collectors by commonly accepted names which are used in the scrapbook.  Most of Tuthill’s patterns do not have names so TRS contributors and editors assigned “Tuthill Research Scrapbook” names to many patterns.  Although the TRS editors took many liberties with Tuthill pattern nomenclature, they suggested that Scrapbook names not be accepted by anyone as ‘official’ Tuthill pattern names. The Tuthill Research Scrapbooks are stimulating and sometimes provocative.  There is a lot to learn from this source!
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Tuthill Research Scrapbook - TRS101,
Quaker City/Liberty Cut Glass Catalog - QCL-001 Image
Quaker City/Liberty Cut Glass Catalog - QCL-001
A Quaker City catalog (circa 1909) of 50 pages with 74 designs, 34 of which do not appear in the previous Quaker City ACGA catalog.  In conjunction with this catalog is one from the Liberty Glass Works of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey.  The President of Liberty, Thomas P. Strittmatter, was also the Treasurer and Secretary of Quaker City.   The undated Liberty catalog consists of 29 pages featuring 47 designs, including cover pages and a nine-page section on the care and manufacture of cut glass.  At least five of the more complex Liberty designs are identical to Quaker City designs!  Liberty sold directly to the consumer, bypassing both jobbers and retailers.  From 1911-1917, they maintained a showroom on fashionable Fifth Ave. in New York City. The catalog is reproduced from Xerox copies and is spiral-bound for ease of use.
Condition: New
$15.00
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Quaker City/Liberty Cut Glass Catalog - QCL-001,
'The Miracle of Brilliant Cut Glass' Book - LS300
Mrs. Swan’s first book, ‘American Cut and Engraved Glass: The Brilliant Period in Historical Perspective’  sold over 18,000 copies.  The book is no longer in print but continues to be the “bible” for both new and advanced collectors of American Brilliant cut glass. When Mrs. Swan passed on in 2007 at age 94, she had already begun to compile information and photos for her second book.  This, which will be her second book, is a compilation of magazine articles written by her for various ‘collecting magazines’ between1983 and 2004 and is being published by her family in her memory.  Most of the articles cannot be found in The Hobstar, monthly newsletter of the American Cut Glass Association.  The book contains over 220 pages which include thirty-one articles (many with several photos of cut glass), selected photos of glass accumulated for her second book, previously unpublished photos of glass from her personal collection, four of her poems and ‘remembrances’ by her daughter Noreen.  The magazine articles were generally about a single subject, i.e. Cut & Engraved Baskets, Jugs, Lamps, Decanters, Comports, Celeries, Canadian Glass, Engraved Glass, Napkin Rings, Salts, Cut Glass for Invalids, Fake Glass and Silver-Mounted Glass. The book is available for immediate shipment and the price of $15.00 per copy includes media postage to any address in the United States.
Condition: New
$15.00
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'The Miracle of Brilliant Cut Glass' Book - LS300,
Jewel Cut Glass Co. Catalog - J-001 Image
Jewel Cut Glass Co. Catalog - J-001
A wonderful addition for your American Brilliant cut glass reference library — a Jewel Cut Glass Company catalog.  This bound, high-quality, 22-page catalog is a first-generation reprint of an original catalog; it is the only known Jewel Cut Glass Co. catalog.  The catalog contains 44 previously unidentified Brilliant Period Patterns. A limited number of catalogs are available.
Condition: New
$15.00
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Jewel Cut Glass Co. Catalog - J-001,
Review of Book by Martha Louise Swan - LS102 Image
Review of Book by Martha Louise Swan - LS102
Sometimes called the ‘bible’ of American Brilliant cut glass, this is an important book for your reference library!  This book is of great value to collectors and dealers of all levels; we recommend it highly.  This is the third and most current edition and contains an updated price list and a list of 88 pattern identifications that have been made since the book was first published in 1986. ‘American Cut and Engraved Glass: The Brilliant Period in Historical Perspective’  contains — in a single volume — a complete history of cut glass and its manufacturers (both U.S. and Canadian), up-to-date information on identifying designs, and current prices for the more than 650 items pictured. Collectors who admire the cut and engraved glass of America’s Brilliant Period (1876-1916), but lack the expertise to judge the authenticity and value of these beautiful antiques, will not want to be without this definitive guide.  Dealers and experts in this field will find the 500 black-and-white photos, eight pages of color, and dozens of illustrations invaluable.  The price guide is now bound into the book, and is also sold separately. You’ll learn how to identify motifs and designs, recognize fine quality workmanship, determine age, and differentiate between American and foreign ware.  An index to illustrated patterns and designs, American and Canadian marks section, general index, and bibliography make this highly readable volume an ever-timely, permanent addition to your reference library. Martha Louise Swan’s scholarly research and evocative treatment of the Gilded Era make fascinating reading.  She has been collecting cut glass since 1967 and first published ‘American Cut and Engraved Glass of the Brilliant Period’ (Wallace-Homestead) in 1986.  It has since become the definitive guide to American cut glass. The most recent edition you need to look for was reprinted in 1998 with an updated price list.
Check Amazon
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Review of Book by Martha Louise Swan - LS102,
Review of Three-Volume Book Set by Pearson - FSG116 Image
Review of Three-Volume Book Set by Pearson - FSG116
This 3-volume set, titled "Encyclopedia of American Cut and Engraved Glass" by J. Michael Pearson, is invaluable to the collector and student of American Brilliant cut and engraved glass.  SINCE PUBLICATION OF THE BOOKS IN 1975, '77 AND '78, THE AMERICAN CUT GLASS ASSOCIATION (ACGA) HAS PUBLISHED OVER 35 CATALOG REPRINTS WHICH HAVE MADE MANY ADDITIONAL PATTERN IDs POSSIBLE.  Using these catalogs and other sources, Paul Miles and his many friends have compiled a list of over 300 previously unknown identifications for these three volumes.  These new identifications are essential to a more complete and accurate reference library.  The 300 identifications, plus a pattern index by cutting house (ten pages in all) are included with the 3-volume set. We currently have a used set of the three-volumes.
$ Inquire
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Review of Three-Volume Book Set by Pearson - FSG116,
Koh-I-Noor Catalog - FSG115 Image
Koh-I-Noor Catalog - FSG115
Although not a great deal is known about Richard Murr and the “Koh-I-Noor” company, it was felt that the information presented in this catalog would be of interest to collectors of American Brilliant cut glass.  The “Koh-I-Noor” company was significant enough that it was mentioned by both J. Michael Pearson and Albert Christian Revi in their books on American Brilliant cut glass. The undated catalog was acquired by Martha Louise Swan a number of years ago; we reproduced the catalog in October of 1998 and offered it for sale in the ACGA’s “Hobstar.”   When Mrs. Swan acquired the catalog, it had heavy cardboard covers which appeared to have come from an expensive photo album of the Stadler Photographing Compnay in Chicago.  Someone had carefully cut the original “Koh-I-Noor” catalog apart and pasted the pages onto the linen pages of the photo album; the pages were then covered with a clear plastic-like coating to further protect them.  The pages of the catalog/album have three holes in the left edge which Mrs. Swan said originally had eyelets and lacing which bound the pages together.  Also pasted in the album were newspaper articles about President Woodrow Wilson; these have also been included in the reproduction catalog. We have a limited number of catalogs remaining for those of you who have started a reference library since we first offered the catalog.  The catalog shows seventeen “Koh-I-Noor” designs.
Condition: New
$15.00
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Koh-I-Noor Catalog - FSG115,
"The Eye For Minutia" Book - EFM-001 Image
"The Eye For Minutia" Book - EFM-001
This book has been compiled from Leigh Emmerson’s personal research notes gathered and refined over an eight-year period and gives a unique insight into the pattern identification process. Leigh was one of the premier researchers of American Brilliant cut glass. Leigh was also a speaker at many national ACGA Conventions, wrote over thirty articles for the ACGA publication ‘The Hobstar,’ and was the founder of the William C. Anderson Study Group that ultimately produced the ‘Chain of Evidence’ book. This easy-to-use book will help both the novice and the more experienced cut glass enthusiast seeking to identify cut glass patterns of the American Brilliant Period. This book has been published in tribute to Leigh Emmerson by his family and is now available to members and non-members of the American Cut Glass Association. For additional information on “Eye For Minutia,” please click on Leigh Emmerson Book in the “Articles & Opinions” drop-down menu. The $35.00 cost includes shipping via media mail.
Condition: New
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"The Eye For Minutia" Book - EFM-001,
C.F. Monroe Catalog - CL111 Image
C.F. Monroe Catalog - CL111
This important, privately published catalog is very well-done and is a welcome addition to the reference libraries of both American Brilliant cut glass collectors and collectors of Nakara and Wavecrest.  The catalog contains 152 pages and is a reprint of C.F. Monroe’s No.11 catalog for 1906-07.   The catalog illustrates 79 pages of rich cut glass, 18 pages of sterling, 29 pages of the opal line of Nakara and 8 pages of metal goods.  The other pages show the interior of the New York store, the Meriden factory, C.F. Monroe ads, an index and history as known when the catalog was reproduced in 1998. Charles Fabian Monroe became expert at decorating and designing glass for various firms in Meriden, CT in the late 1870s.  He started his own business in 1880 selling imported wares and by 1882 his first shop became a decorating studio and showroom which evolved into the C.F. Monroe Co.  The company became renowned for its finely decorated Victorian opal glass known as “Wave Crest.” In the early 1900s, Rich Cut Glass was introduced followed by Nakara, Kelva, Sterling and metal novelties.  By 1916, the company closed its doors. The $23.00 cost includes postage for media mail.
Condition: New
$23.00
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C.F. Monroe Catalog - CL111,