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The Art of the Paperweight:
The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies
by: John D. Hawley
1997, Paperweight Press, Santa Cruz, CA
224 pages, $65.00
flyleaf: “During the period of 1850 through 1887, two New England glasshouses produced glass paperweights exhibiting sublime beauty and amazing artistry. The Art of the Paperweight—Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies explores this fascinating chapter in the history of glass art.
A must for any connoisseur of American glass, this book chronicles the history of two legendary glasshouses, from their birth in the early 1800s to their demise towards the turn of the century. With unflinching accuracy, Hawley details the influence of the era on each facory’s glasswork, introducing the reader to the key glassworkers and managers behind the factories’ exquisite artistry.
The Art of the Paperweight—Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies includes comprehensive sections on how to identify examples of this fabulous American artistry, with notes from the author distinguishing the rarest and most valuable examples.
The Art of the Paperweight—Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies, the first book to comprehensively document this important chapter in the history of glass, presents newly discovered information about the factories and their artistry. A must for any collector of American glass!”