Sowerby Glass e-books
These three volumes are currently unavailable, as we are working on upgraded versions.
This is a three-part series of three CDs all about Sowerby's glass. All three e-books contain a wealth of original catalogues plus lavish photographic and other illustrations.
Volume One - From Victoria to George V
With almost 100 fully illustrated pages from five different Sowerby catalogues (Illustrated Pattern Books) spanning the years 1882 to 1912, this super resource provides in superb detail the amazing array of patterns and shapes that Sowerby produced during this era.
There is a wealth of information on Sowerby's glass colours, patterns and shapes, their pattern inspirations, and insights on J.G. Sowerby, the artist. Also, information on the factory's history, its trademarks, its marketing strategy and the factory's output.
An invaluable and fascinating resource for glass collectors and researchers worldwide. The catalogue pages show many patterns and familiar shapes that were used in later years. Carnival Glass collectors will see the introduction of the Daisy Block Rowboat, the Covered Swan and Diving Dolphins, and the appearance of familiar patterns such as Pineapple, Sea Thistle and Chunky.
Volume Two - George V to Elizabeth II
This second volume has almost 120 original catalogue pages spanning from the early 1920s through to the late 1950s.
The introduction of Carnival Glass, the Art Deco years, Tynesyde Glass and much more are shown here.
Furthermore, there is a full, illustrated section on Sowerby's Carnival covering all their known patterns - plus a special feature on the fabulous Diving Dolphins.
More amazing new information is contained in the fascinating and compelling contemporary accounts of Adam Dodds (glass technologist at Sowerby's) including his memories of the 1950s re-issue of Sowerby's Carnival.
A comprehensive series of actual reports from the Pottery Gazette, between 1928 and 1948 is also included, accompanied by illustrations that will both amaze and delight.
Volume Three - A Celebration of Sowerby
The third volume of the trilogy has a full digital reproduction of Sowerby's Illustrated Pattern Book No. XI – 1885, and a superb photo compendium of Sowerby’s glass.
Sowerby's Illustrated Pattern Book
No. XI - 1885: with over 1700 items on 107 pages in this catalogue, it is an amazing record of the extraordinary, vast range of Sowerby's glass made from 1885 to 1887. A fascinating insight into what they were offering to their British and overseas customers at that time.
Photographic Compendium of Sowerby’s Glass: an encyclopaedic gallery of Sowerby's Glass - a visual feast of 250 colour photos, with pattern or catalogue number (where known), and explanatory text. Over a century of Sowerby's production, with many rare items as well as familiar shapes and patterns, in an astonishing range of colours, including "Slag", Carnival, Ivory Queen's Ware, Vitro-Porcelain, Flint, Opalescent, Vaseline and much more.