following review was published in
SHARDS, Newsletter of the National American Glass Club
the Spring, 2003 issue.
was written by Alice Walsh, Editor:
Dave Peterson's much anticipated book, VASELINE GLASS: CANARY TO
is indeed "the comprehensive guide to yellow-green Pattern Glass, Art
and Novelties from 1840 - present." (Antique Publications, 2002,
The Glass Press, Inc.)
Mr. Peterson is a well known authority in the glass collecting world,
amongst the rapidly growing number of Vaseline Glass collectors.
He edits the popular publication, GLOWING REPORT (www.vaselineglass.org),
which provides the latest research, updates on new glass production and
even keeps readers up-to-date on recent auction results. With his
new book, he has assured himself a place among other invaluable glass
such as William Heacock and Gene Florence.
His book provides us with hundreds of well-executed photographs,
the entire history of this glass type. Many are rare examples
private collections and are seen here for the first time.
range from the beginning in 19th century Bohemia, to the American
Gibson and Summit, circa 2002. Some of the more spectacular
shown date to the Art Glass period in Europe and the US.
But, the substance of the book is in the research. He carefully
all the patterns made in Vaseline Glass at over 40 different glass
noting company advertisements and catalog pages. He also includes
the historical background of each of the manufacturers.
CANARY TO CONTEMPORARY will undoubtedly prove to be a valuable
tool and collector's guide.
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