Welcome to the cutting edge of glassware, cut glass.
In an age of mass production, we are spoilt for choice with the glassware available to us, in a multitude of finishes and styles. It is all too easy to overlook the skill and art that went into cutting to achieve the brilliance in highly reflective, faceted surfaces of cut glass. This greatly enhancing quality made glass cutting one of the most widely practised techniques of embellishing glass items.
Be dazzled by the simplicity of an Art Deco cut glass vase, or a diamond cut crystal jewellery dish. Whether antique or new, the gift of glass is a timeless one and can spruce up any collectors cabinet.
The skill of glass cutting
The diamond pattern was one of the earliest to be adopted and its use was seen in drinking glasses, bowls, basins, and chandeliers made by English and Irish glasshouses during the early 18th century. Also common English and Irish patterns were the star, relief diamond, and scalloped fan.
Cutting was taken up by English and Irish glassmakers as their primary decorative technique during the late 1720s, and the prismatic styles characteristic of cut glass became identified with their products. Post-1780, a lot of the fine cut glassware manufactured by Irish glasshouse at Waterford was exported to the United States.
Discover crystal cut glass in a variety of pleasant designs, including a yellow butterfly on a crystal ball. Add some fairy tale charm to your home with a cut glass red apple encased in a red dome, reminiscent of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
If youre looking for something more functional, go the green cut glass wine glasses. The intricate designs around the glass add style whilst the green colour is truly striking, making them great for use at parties or as a display item for your collectors cabinet.