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ISBN:1585441481
Author: Maurice Crofford
ISBN13: 978-1585441488
Title: The Rich Cut Glass of Charles Guernsey Tuthill
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Language: English
Category: Crafts and Hobbies
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; 1St Edition edition (October 31, 2001)
Pages: 272

The Rich Cut Glass of Charles Guernsey Tuthill by Maurice Crofford



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The company that Charles Guernsey Tuthill opened in Middletown, NY in 1899, Charles G. Tuthill & Company, had existed from 1895 as an independent cutting shop in Corning, NY, where Tuthill received training in glass cutting and engraving. The Middletown company was re-organized in 1902 as the Tuthill Cut Glass Company with Susan and Fred Tuthill as partners. In Middletown the company produced typical brilliant-period cut glass, especially during its earliest years. The unpublished Salesmen’s Photo Inventory, below, provides an introduction to these early patterns. Crofford, Maurice, 2001: THE RICH CUT GLASS OF CHARLES GUERNSEY TUTHILL. Press, College Station, TX, 211 pp. The foregoing publications are unreliable blendings of fact and fiction that contain numerous errors.

Rich Cut Glass of Charles Guernsey Tuthill.

The slogan King of Glass, Glass of Kings is associated with the company because of its famous clientele who, in addition to Edward VII and the Austrian Imperial Court, include such people as Pope Pius XI, the Turkish sultan Abdul Hamid I. the king Luís I of Portugal and his wife, Maria Pia of Savoy. The Rich Cut Glass of Charles Guernsey Tuthill. College Station: Texas: Texas A & M University Press. ISBN 978-1-58544-148-8.

The American brilliant cut glass tradition is perhaps nowhere better showcased than in the intricate art of Charles Guernsey Tuthill. Born in 1871 in Corning, New York, Tuthill entered the glass trade as a young apprentice, launching a career that would not only produce some of the finest rich cut glass in America but also innovate that art form in ways that adapted to the changing life of the new century.

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The American brilliant cut glass tradition is perhaps nowhere better showcased than in the intricate art of Charles Guernsey Tuthill. Born in 1871 in Corning, New York, Tuthill entered the glass trade as a young apprentice, launching a career that would not only produce some of the finest rich cut glass in America but also innovate that art form in ways that adapted to the changing life of the new century.In this fascinatingly detailed narrative of the business Tuthill founded, the patterns he created, the techniques he used, and the other artisans and consumers he knew, Maurice Crofford has written the story of an earlier, more elegant and leisurely era. For those knowledgeable about cut glass, the development of the forms will be instructive; for others, who simply appreciate the beauty of the glass, the numerous black and white photographs will appeal. Beyond both of those dimensions, however, Crofford provides a fascinating insight into the ways industrialization and mass production and, more especially, the automobile, changed forever the ways upper-class Americans lived, entertained, and displayed their good fortune. In Tuthill's career, moreover, Crofford finds an example of American ingenuity and creative genius in responding to changing times.The glass itself is of extraordinary beauty, and the descriptions here include the patterns, effects sought, and methods of hand production. Crofford details not only those patterns best known to aficionados of American cut glass of the Brilliant Period but also other patterns retrieved through exhaustive dogging of Tuthill's trail. Through the written records of Tuthill's succession of businesses and in interviews with surviving members of the Tuthill family, Crofford has reconstructed a remarkable catalog of this master craftsman's work and the story of his life and career.
Reviews: 5
Berenn
I bought this book for my husband; the Tuthills are one branch of his ancestry. My husband, Carl Barnhart's comments follow.

Fred and Sue Tuthill are my great-aunt and great-uncle. While my family still has many pieces of Tuthill glass in the family, we had only fragments of the story behind it. I bought this book to fill in the story, but found so much more: a story that is very well written and that makes vividly real the lives of the Tuthill family and the lifestyles of the times. It creates a full contextual tapestry for the details of the rich cut glass industry and Charles Tuthill's life and achievements. It starts pre-telephone, pre-automobile, (even pre-golf,) and at a time and in an industry that was still apprenticeship driven. It follows and illustrates Charles's passion for and education in the mastery of both cut and engraved glass, but also how life and business and society changed with the introduction and rapid acceptance of the telephone and automobile, and how the very nature of some businesses changed with the introduction of the unions. It even follows the lengths men will go to to get a golf course! It was a time of great change, told through the lives of a real family. Excellent scholarship and delightful, easy reading.

While this book is an invaluable source for filling in the blanks in my family history, it should be equally invaluable to anyone interested in or collecting American rich cut glass, or even just interested in life in late 19th and early 20th century America.
adventure time
A pretty good book but I would have expected a lot more illustrations
Silvermaster
met my needs for info
Ferne
A family biography of Charles Guernsey Tuthill, cut glass manufacturer of the 19th century. Well researched and written with a lot of detailed photos and drawings.
Onnell
An enthralling chronical of the career of a remarkable man, Charles Tuthill, founder of Tuthill Cut Glass of Middletown, New York, and his family. Beginning as an apprentice at T. G. Hawkes & Company in 1887, Tuthill went on to become both a master glass cutter and a master engraver. He rose to foreman at Hawkes by the time he was 24 years old, resigning in 1895 to set up his own glass-cutting shop in his father's carraige house in Corning. From there he moved to Middletown where he was joined in the business by his sister-in-law, who served as general manager, and his brother. Well known for its original designs combining engraved fruits and flowers with geometric cutting, the Company prospered and, in 1915, was awarded a gold medal for its display at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
Written in the you-are-there style of the "new journalism," the book is a lively read. Drawing heavily on interviews with Tuthill family members, it fills a large gap in our knowledge of the cut glass industry. Cut glass collectors will recognize the names of the players in this unique American success story and get to know them better through the many anecdotes offered by author Maurice Crofford. The book should appeal also to those interested in American business history, in general, and the unique period around the turn of the 20th century when brilliant cut glass decorated the tables of the rich and famous. It would make an excellent reading assignment for upstate New York high school students.