When it comes to those charming glass hen and nest items, it seems that everybody's grandmother had one. That may be the case according to author Shirley Smith. But contrary to popular belief, they didn't all look alike. If you doubt their difference consider the newly released Glass Hen On Nest Covered Dishes from Collector Books. Extensive study by Smith, and the subsequent findings in this top quality book shows there were in deed lots of different, but delightful, glass hens on nests.
About the Author
Shirley Smith has collected hen on nest covered animal dishes for 10 years and has a collection of about 400 pieces and over 3,000 photographs. She regularly corresponds with collectors in the United States, England, and Germany. She has worked as a reference librarian, cataloger, and circulation librarian, and was a consultant for 17 years with the West Virginia State Library Commission.