Title: Fragile and Fanciful : The Story of Nova Scotia Glass.
Publisher:  Goose Lane, Fredericton, 2011, ISBN:9780864926555
Seller ID: 95529
TRASK, Deborah. Fragile and Fanciful : The Story of Nova Scotia Glass. (Fredericton) : Goose Lane, (2011). First Printing. Pp (8),9-120. Illustrated. Index. Double Column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated blue and grey card covers, French flaps. "Glass has existed for more than 4,000 years, although it was not mass produced ountil the 1830s when pressing machines that produced glass shapes were introduced . As mechanization improved, decorated glassware could be produced relatively quickly and affordably. By the 1880s, glass wasmost commonly used for bottles, lamp chimneys, and lantern globes. At the same time, moulded and pressed glass was produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New England, and, surprisingly, in Nova Scotia. In this beautifully illustrated book, featuring photographs of the highly collectable patterned tableware produced between 1881 and 1892, Deborah Trask examines the history ofthe glass industry in Nova Scotia during this golden age of pressed-glass production. Employing her skills as an historian and detective of sorts, she tells the story of the glass factories — the Nova Scotia Glass Company, the Humphrey Glass Company, and the Lamont Glass Company — and offering a bevy of information on their distinctive glass patterns and products." - fromfront flap. Contents : 1. The Glass Industry in the Maritime Provinces. 2. Nova Scotia Glass Company. 3. Humphreys Glass Company. 4. Lamont Glass Com pany. 5. Identifying Nova Scotia Glass . Epilogue: Nova Scotian Crystal. Appendix : A - Nova Scotia Pressed-Glass Patterns. B - The Care and Handling of Antique Glass. C- Photographing Nova Scotia Glass. With notes and index.Very good. 15.00