C. F. Monroe (Meriden, CT) historical design catalogues and other information (2016)

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artdesigncafé - design | Design Meriden | 12 May 2016 | Updated 21 June 2016

C. F. Monroe design catalogues (1882-1916) and key secondary sources [1]

Introduction, c. 1887:

"C. F. Monroe, Opal Glass Decorating Works, 49 State Street, Meriden— [...] has attained a prestige and prominence exclusively its own. Mr. Monroe [...] is an artist of exceptional ability. During the past six years his genius and skill has been brought into requisition by the extensive lamp manufacturers and kindred industries of Meriden, and for five years he has conducted the most complete opal glass decorating works in New England."

— Beckford, William Hale. (1887). Leading business men of New Haven (county) [“Meriden” and “Leading business men of Meriden” (pp. 223-47), including description of C. F. Monroe.] Mercantile Pub. Co.: Boston. Courtesy The Library of Congress. Viewed 17 June 2016. [A00858-59]



A. C. F. Monroe design catalogues

C F Monroe company meriden

C.F. Monroe. (1899-1900). Wave Crest ware. [Also known as Catalogue 5]. 80 pp. (REPRINT: Santa Barbara, CA: Wave Crest Collectors Club, 2005). Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, call no. Monroe, C.F., Company. Viewed 12 May 2016. [A00641]

C F Monroe company meriden

C.F. Monroe. (1900). Wave crest wave 1900-1901 [Catalogue no. 6.] 92 pp. (REPRINT: Winfield, Ohio: Elsa H. Grimmer, 1978). Smithsonian Institution barcode no. 39088003260858; Meriden Public Library call no. R 748.2 C.F. Viewed 12 May 2016. [A00642-43]

C F Monroe company meriden

C. F. Monroe. (1901). 1901 supplement to catalogue number 6, 1900, mailed you last fall, of Wave Crest ware [and] rich cut glass. 24 pp. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, call no. Monroe, C.F., Company. Viewed 12 May 2016. [A00648]



B. C. F. Monroe - key secondary sources

C F Monroe company meriden

Grimmer, Elsa H. (1979). Wave crest ware: An illustrated guide to the Victorian world of C. F. Monroe. 96 pp. Des Moines, IA: Wallace Homestead Book Co. Toronto Public Library call no. 748.29147 G67. Viewed 12 May 2016. [A00644]

C F Monroe company meriden
Cohen, Wilfred R. (1987). Wave crest: The glass of C.F. Monroe. 236 pp. Paducah, KY: Collectors Books. Smithsonian Institution call no. NK5198 .M75C67 1987; Meriden Public Library call no. R748.2 CO; Brooklyn Museum call no. NK5198 W36 C66, and multiple locations (see worldcat.org). Viewed 12 May 2016. [A00645-47]


Footnote:
[1] This dating "1882-1916" comes from Tobin, Diane. (2012). The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An abundance of glass. (See appendix: Meriden Glass Companies). Charleston, SC: The History Press. (ISBN 978.1.61423.833.1). Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00696]



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