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Description : Excerpt from Irish Glass: An Account of Glass-Making in Ireland From the Xvith Century to the Present Day Comparatively little is now to be found out about the products of the different Irish glass manufactories. The history of the glass-houses them selves, their period, proprietors, etc., is fairly well known, but when we come to the actual glass itself we find nothing but a few lists, with no details as to form, cutting, or colour. With the exception of a few drawings of some of the patterns used in the Waterford glass-house, no others belonging to Irish glass works are, as far as I am aware, known to exist. As a result of my studies I was, some time back, able to point out that Waterford glass has not the blue tint that has hitherto been ascribed to it. This in itself stamped as spurious hundreds of pieces that had been accepted as genuine Waterford. If all the alleged Waterford glass in existence to-day were genuine, despite the output of the factory and the vast amount that has been broken, it would have taken probably two or three glass-houses to produce it. In selecting the illustrations I have included only those pieces in my own small collection, or elsewhere, that bear the marks of Irish glass works, or pieces which from cutting, colour, etc., I consider indubitably Irish. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.