Last week we talked about cut glass, so this week we’re going to touch on pressed glass. Where cut glass is made by hand using a wheel to form the pattern, pressed glass is made using a mold.
You can usually tell pressed glass from cut glass by feeling the edges – they will be rounded and not sharp at all. You’ll also find a seam somewhere along the piece that indicates it was in a mold.
Here are some examples:
Which do you prefer – cut glass or pressed glass?