GLASSWARE FANS RESOURCE SITE
Oh my, I found such an amazing website at eapgs.org that explains what almost every glass shape is called and for what reason it was created. It's so interesting to read for that information alone, but they also tells uses for some of the dishes today. Unfortunately, you have to be a member to get to everything on the site, but don't let this stop you because this site has such a vast amount of information for FREE!!! They list patterned glass by shape, name, maker, pattern and show an endless amount of examples. It's truly beyond any I've found thus far!! I'll be using this resource often.