Books and Catalogs on Cut Glass

Recommend Reading and Research Sources

The following is a list of books written about American Brilliant Period Cut Glass.  Many are out of print, but are still available in the secondhand book market. 

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Books about Cut Glass

The Cut Glass of Mt. Washington

Showcasing cut glass produced by this firm prior to the 1894 takeover by the Pairpoint Corporation. A collection of seven Mt. Washington catalogs from the archives of the Rakow Research Library. Introduction by Jane Shadel Spillman. 280+ pages.

The Glass of Gorham

Over 300 pages of silver decorated glass items from the Gorham firm in Providence, RI and New York City. The cut glass suppliers of over 600 items are identified. Introduction by Jane Shadel Spillman.

J. Hoare & Co. - The Hoare Scrapbooks

Selected items from the Hoare Scrapbooks housed at the Rakow Research Library plus 40 previously unpublished pages from a circa 1904 - 1910 catalog and all patents assigned to J. Hoare. Almost 300 pages.

Linford Cut Glass Company

Recent research about the company and its principals; plus new insights into the cut glass industry's trials and tribulations, circa 1900.


Sinclaire's Stemware

100+ original design drawings of the H. P. Sinclaire's Co. stemware from the archives of the Rakow Research Library, CMOG

John N. Illig

110 pages
85 patterns
Includes a new biography by Jane Shadel Spillman, curator of American Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass.

C.F. Monroe Co.

This catalog contains a wealth of information about the cut glass patterns and shapes produced by the C. F. Monroe Co. as well as additional information on their silver, Wave Crest, Nakara ware and metal products lines