Cut glass is glass that has been decorated with a pattern that was cut by hand using rotating wheels. The wheels can either be made of metal or made of stone.
Identifying cut glass can be a little tricky sometimes, but the more you deal in it, the better off you’ll be. My go-to indicator is to feel the edges of the pattern – if they’re a little sharper than usual, then you’ve probably got cut glass on your hands. Cut glass also won’t have a seam anywhere on it like pressed glass does.
Although it doesn’t do much good to show you pictures of cut glass, since both cut and pressed glass can essentially have the same pattern, here are some examples anyway:
Do you collect cut glass? Have you ever come across any awesome pieces before?