Leigh Emmerson Article
The Eye for Minutia

Featuring the Trends & Tendencies Research Notes of Leigh Emmerson

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.

The Eye for Minutia’ features summaries of 29 motifs, the frequencies used by 27 different companies of the American Brilliant era, photo examples of all the motifs, specific definition for each motif and pattern identification help. The motifs detailed in the book are:

  • Bubble Flower
  • Hobstar
  • Conjoined Motif
  • Chain of Undecorated Cane
  • Hobstar Hexad
  • Christmas Star
  • Isolated Star
  • Crosshatched Field Adjacent to Plain
  • Lattice Cutting Button Hobstars
  • Miter Accent
  • Diamond Point Hexad
  • Notched Prism Flairs
  • Extended Point Hobstar
  • Partial Star
  • Faceted Motif
  • Pinwheel
  • Fanned Hobstar
  • Plain Button Hobstar on the Hob
  • Five-point Hobstar of Larger Hobstars
  • Flashing Motifs
  • Punties
  • Four-sided Hollow Diamond with
  • Split Field Connecting Notch & Three
  • Spring/Twigs Crossing Miters
  • Tusk
  • Hob Diamond Hexad
  • Two-way Fans
  • Hob Diamond Hexad with Miter Accents on Top of the Hobs
The Eye for Minutia
134 Page Book
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