The Decanter, An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650
What The Papers
'This long awaited publication provides surprises and
delights. Drawing on a vast archive of material gleaned
from archives, museums, auction houses, dealers and
collectors, it is a compendium of all the latest thinking
on the subject, well-illustrated and inspiring. Widening
the scope of the history of the decanter to include surveys
of similar vessels throughout the Western World, it
provides a worthwhile insight into a subject previously
overlooked by connoisseurs. Like fine wine, this book is
both rich and fruity and offers a rich taste of the past.'
Simon Cottle, Director and
Head of Department, European Ceramics and Glass, Sotheby’s,
& President of the Glass Circle of Collectors.
'The Decanter is a “must” for collectors, curators,
historians, museums and libraries, but will appeal to a
wider audience. By relating the subject in such a
fascinating manner to the business, social, and cultural
customs of various countries from 1650, the book also
appeals to the common reader. The wealth of illustrations,
including satirical cartoons and other associated ephemera,
assures its place as the definitive work on the subject.
The Decanter fills an essential need in the field of glass
literature and enlarges our understanding of cultural
history. It is a book that has been long overdue.’
Kenneth M Wilson, former
Senior Curator, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, etc,
author American Glass, 1760-1930.