Glass can be decorated in a myriad of ways by colouring, etching, cutting and gilding, which makes it ideal for creative, innovative design. During the 1920s and 1930s, a great variety of designs were produced by world-famous makers such as Lalique, Daum, and Steuben, which in turn inspired a range of other, more affordable, imaginative glassware. This work is an introduction to glass and glass collecting and is part of a series aimed at the budding collector. Wares are organized by type such as cut glass, pate-de-verre, and enamelled glass. Each section include explanation of materials and techniques, information on manufacturers and styles, and a range of photographs of items available at auctions, markets, fairs, and car-boot sales. Throughout the book, fact files highlight the main characteristics of wares of the period and feature tips on identification and collecting. Expert advice on where to buy is featured at the back of the book.