The Lotus Glass Company of Barnesville, Ohio, decorated clear and colored glass blanks from some of the best-known glass companies in America from 1912 to 1995: Bryce, Cambridge, Central, Duncan & Miller, Fostoria, Heisey, Imperial, Lancaster, Mid-Atlantic, Morgantown, Paden City, Tiffin, Viking, West Virginia Glass Specialty, Westmoreland, and Weston. Over 200 images, most from original catalog pages and ad copy, display many of the beautiful decorative patterns and techniques employed by Lotus, including cut, etched glass with and without gold trim, painted and enameled glass, and silver deposit patterns.
The text provides a brief history of the company and the decorative techniques Lotus employed. Also provided are a bibliography, index, and current market values in the captions for the wares displayed. This book is a must for everyone drawn to the beauty of decorated glass.
Dean Six has been collecting and writing about glass produced by a wide variety of companies for many years. He has written several books, including West Virginia Glass Between the World Wars and Viking Glass, both published by Schiffer Publishing.