Antique Cut Glass Tumbler

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 What Is an Antique Cut Glass Tumbler?


Two Matching Antique Cut Glass Tumblers
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Pair of Antique Cut Glass Tumblers
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Antique Boston Sandwich Glass Engraved Cut Pitcher 10 Tumblers Wheat Bee Pat
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Four4 Antique Cut Glass Tumblers
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Fine Pair Of Antique Cut Crystal Tumblers
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ABP Antique Brilliant Period Cut Glass Old Fashioned Tumbler Daisy Cane Meriden
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Antique 19th century American Brilliant Cut Crystal Whiskey Glass Tumbler
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Antique Pairpoint ABP Cut Crystal WATER CARAFE Tumbler American Brilliant
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Antique Clark GREEK KEY Flower Hobstar Cut Glass Tumbler ABP Hallmarked
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Antique Circa 1830 Whiskey Rocks Glass Cut Engraved Tumbler American Federal
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Antique American Brilliant Cut Glass Whiskey Decanter And 4 Tumblers
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Antique American Brilliant Cut Glass Pitcher with 6 Matching Tumblers
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ANTIQUE ABP PITCHER AND TUMBLERS 5 PC SET HOWARD FLORAL CUT ABP ANTIQUE
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ANTIQUE ABP AMERICAN BRILLIANT CUT GLASS CARAFE WATER WINE DECANTER w 6 TUMBLERS
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Six Antique American Brilliant Cut Glass Crystal Tumbler Glasses 35 Pinwheel
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Lovely Antique Sun Purple TUMBLER Cut Glass Machined Design
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Antique HOBSTAR PINWHEEL American Brilliant ABP Crystal Set PITCHER + 6 GLASSES
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ABP Signed Libbey Pitcher Antique and 10 matching tumblers
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Antique American Brilliant ABP Cut Glass Tumbler And Bowl Cut Star Design
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ANTIQUE ABP CUT CRYSTAL PITCHER AND 6 TUMBLERS SIGNED LIBBEY RARE STUNNING
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Antique American Cut Glass colony pattern tumbler
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Antique for American brilliant Period Cut glass tumblers circa 1915
Antique for American brilliant Period Cut glass tumblers circa 1915 $120.00
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An antique cut glass tumbler was popularly made in America. Cut glass originally started at Rome around 1600s but became really popular later in America and was then considered the worldwide leader in making of cut glass. This type of glass was made as opposed to the European lines being brought to the United States. This took place around 1880 and ended in the early 1900s and was called the “Brilliant Period”.

An antique cut glass tumbler became attractive because it reflected the light across the dining table. It was very expensive and became the representation of social standings of people who bought it.

Cut glass was usually in groups. For example, wine flasks came with tumblers, fruit bowls came with 4 or 6 smaller bowls, and candlesticks came in sets of four.

How to Recognize a Real Antique Cut Glass

  • Research about several cutting houses and their signatures. Different cutting houses have different styles. Each of their products possesses a unique name or number.
  • Be familiar with their trademarks. Knowing the trademarks of several cutting houses lets you quickly recognize the manufacturer and production date of the cut glass.       
  • Examine the condition of the cut glass.  It should be free from any pleats since these should have been polished out during the production process. It should also be clear and bright with deep cuts.
  • Tap it with your finger. American cut glass produces a long-lasting ringing since most of it is made from lead crystal.

 The best way to figure out if a cut glass item is older and more valuable is to inspect them in person along with a trained professional. Money is surely going to be involved if you want to get the best items. An ideal way to start is by going to a popular antique show where American Brilliant pieces such as the antique cut glass tumbler are exhibited.