Hugh Tait, former Deputy Keeper of the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities in the British Museum, is an honorary fellow of the Corning Museum of Glass and a former president of the International Association for the History of Glass. His numerous publications include The Golden Age of Venetian Glass (1979) and, as editor, Seven Thousand Years of Jewelry (1986).
"Enough new insight to satisfy the knowledgeable enthusiast and general facts to become an essential introduction for the novice."--Antique Collector "Profusely and excellently illustrated."--Royal Society of Arts Journal