Collectible Glass Bells of the World

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Elegant and graceful, glass bells are favored by many bell collectors as well as collectors and admirers of fine glass. This stunning book showcases over 750 glass bells dating from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first century, with over 29 countries represented. Included are cut glass bells, blown and pressed glass bells, engraved bells, and the magnificent, highly desirable glass wedding bells. Among the companies and artists represented are Dorflinger, Hawkes, Pairpoint, Seneca, Sinclaire, Fenton, Fostoria, Val St. Lambert, Goebel, Rossi, Moser, Hofbauer, Wedgwood, Pepi Herrmann, Glen Jones, and many others. The bell type, country of origin, maker, and date (if known) are identified for each bell, along with a general description, size, color, pattern or decoration, and current value. Background information on the history of glass bells and special chapters discussing manufacturer attribution and the various owners of bell molds are also included. A splendid addition to the libraries of bell collectors, glass enthusiasts, and all who appreciate beautiful artistry.