Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 1
A Classification System for Glass Beads for the Use of Field Archaeologists,
by Kenneth E. and Martha Ann Kidd
For those who may wish to investigate this subject
further, the following selected titles are offered. There is not, so far
as the authors know, an entirely satisfactory treatment of the making
of glass beads in English, and it is necessary to piece the story
together from various sources, such as Dillon, Nesbitt and Pellatt,
after having first read a general exposition of glass-making such as may
be found in Marston. Those who are able to do so may wish to go further
afield and examine the writing of some of the more outstanding
continental authors. The subject becomes complicated at this point
because numerous writers have discussed the manufacture of glass objects
(though seldom beads specifically), and some of the more important are
of considerable antiquity, e.g., Kunckel, Neri and Theophilus.
Unfortunately, these last three are not easily obtainable. The
publications of Morazzoni and Pasquato, Pazaurek and Zecchin, however,
are recent and perhaps the most satisfactory for the readers of this
The Art of Glass-Making 1751-1772
A Portfolio of Prints from the Diderot Encyclopedia. Reproduced by
Corning Glass Center, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y.
Bead-makers and Bead Glasshouses in the Bohemian Forest.
Glastechnische Berichte, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Mar.), pp. 89-98.
Les célebrès verreries de Venise et de Murano; description
historique, technologigue, et statistique.... H. F. Munster,
Glassworks of Venice and Murano. Journal of the Royal Society of
Arts, Vol. 15, p. 758.
Glass. Methuen, London.
Haggar, Reginald George
Glass and Glassmakers. Methuen, London.
Haudicquer de Blancourt, Jean
The Art of Glass. Dan Brown, London.
Ars Vitraria Experimentalis. Johann Bielke, Frankfurt und
Glass and Glass Manufacture. Pitman, London.
Morazzoni, Giuseppe, and Michelangelo Pasquato
Le conterie veneziane. Società Veneziana Conterie e Cristallerie,
The Art of Glass. Trans. by C. M. (Christopher Merret). Typis
Glass. Chapman and Hall, London.
Pazaurek, Gustav Edmund
Glasperlen und Perlenarbeiten in alter und neuer zeit. A. Koch,
Curiosities of Glass Making: with Details of the Processes and
Production of Ancient and Modern Ornamental Glass Manufacture. David
La verrerie au pays de Liège: étude rétrospective. Aug. Bernard,
Sleen, W. G. N. van der
A Handbook on Beads. Musée de Verre, Liège. (Publication of the
Journées Internationales du Verre.)
Solon, M. L.
A Bibliography of Works on Glass Published in all European Countries,
Divided into Two Parts. . . . Abstract in Journal of the Society of
Glass Technology, Vol. 3.
Theophilus, called also Rugerus
The Various Arts. Trans. from the Latin by C. R. Dodwell. T.
Sulla storia delle conterie veneziane. S. Marco, Venezia.