Cut glass? ID?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by smallaxe, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. smallaxe

    smallaxe Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the bad photo, but I snapped this with my phone in a hurry, and the piece is still in another state with mother-in-law, so can't take another right now. Among family things was some glass, possibly cut, possibly molded, that I had pretty much dismissed all the glass things as not valuable (erroneously, maybe). It's probably from the 1920's & 30's. Does anyone recognize anything about this from this photo alone? In general, does cut glass have value, and if some does, what are the characteristics of those that do?
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  2. Cherryhill

    Cherryhill Well-Known Member

    It seems that collectors are more interested in what company did the cutting than what design it is. They want a signature on the piece. I'm a collector (not of cut glass) but recognize the wants of buyers. a piece may be 'rare' in that only a few were made, but without 'who dun it" it may not have 'value.'
     
  3. janettekay

    janettekay Well-Known Member

    It appears to be American Brilliant...and not a very uncommon pattern. You did not give size..if around 6" ...a nappy. There could be a siggie ..so when you have it in hand..do check.
     
  4. smallaxe

    smallaxe Well-Known Member

    where are the likely locations for signatures?
     
  5. janettekay

    janettekay Well-Known Member

    Usually inside center of dish . could be off center ...you must hold dish up in sunlight and keep tilting to see if light hits on it if it is there.
     
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  6. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Marks can be lightly etched and small... very difficult to see:
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  7. janettekay

    janettekay Well-Known Member

    Yes--and I have had many a headache looking for one in the sun !!!
     
  8. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    And quite frequently there simply isn't one.
     
  9. janettekay

    janettekay Well-Known Member

    Yup---I'd say about 85% of the time there isn't.:(
     
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