Cut Crystal

Cut crystal glass features the powerful combination of brilliance and craftsmanship. With a heritage steeped in the glassmaking traditions of the British Isles, the home of some of the most prominent European producers, cut crystal glass echoes a rich tradition of hand craftsmanship alongside a heritage of fantastic design.

The art of cutting crystal requires immense talent and precision. Several companies of note rose to the challenge to create both striking and innovative cut crystal pieces. For example, Thomas Webb & Sons out of Stourbridge, England produced cameo glass in the late 19th century. This opaque glass, which was etched to yield a cameo-like appearance, was so innovative that it won the company awards as well as a patent for production in the United States.

The traditions established in the 19th century carry on among companies today. Tyrone Crystal, established in 1971 in Dungannon, Ireland, continues to use the cutting conventions instilled centuries before, a testament to their ongoing dedication to quality and craftsmanship. Whether it’s a vintage Tyrone crystal decanter or an antique Thomas Webb & Sons vase, an authentic cut crystal vessel is an exciting piece for avid glass collectors.


Quick Facts

  • So acclaimed were the designs of Thomas Webb & Sons that they earned the moniker the "Crystal King of England"
  • A Tyrone crystal chandelier has been featured prominently in the lobby of the Merchant Hotel in Belfast, Ireland, since 2006. Incorporating 2,600 hand-blown crystal pieces, the chandelier weighs more than 880 pounds and is considered by most sources to be the largest chandelier in Ireland
  • Webb's cameo glass was so impressive that it won the company the Grand Prix at the Parisian Exposition Universelle in 1889

Recommended Items at Auction

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Biedermeier Style Cut Crystal Centerpiece Bowl
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Biedermeier Style Cut Crystal Centerpiece Bowl
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $100- $300
$11 Bid
Antique Large Cut Crystal Glass Inkwell
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Antique Large Cut Crystal Glass Inkwell
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
Rolling Cut Crystal Decanter
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Rolling Cut Crystal Decanter
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
Two very heavy cut crystal vases 20 cms tall
Oct 24, 11:00 AM AEST
Two very heavy cut crystal vases 20 cms tall
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD50- AUD100
AUD201 Bid
Hand cut leaded crystal FR style perfume bottle
Oct 17, 12:00 PM EDT
Hand cut leaded crystal FR style perfume bottle
by South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.
Est: $20- $100
$100 Bids
Block cut pickle castor
Oct 20, 11:00 AM CDT
Block cut pickle castor
by Jaremos
Est: $125- $250
$500 Bids
Cut Crystal Pedestal Bowl with Plate
Oct 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Cut Crystal Pedestal Bowl with Plate
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $50- $100
$100 Bids
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CRYSTAL CUT GLASS FRUIT BOWL
Oct 21, 7:00 PM IST
CRYSTAL CUT GLASS FRUIT BOWL
by Sheppards
Est: €30- €50
€100 Bids
Vintage Cut Crystal & Silver Plate Cruet Set Tray
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Cut Crystal & Silver Plate Cruet Set Tray
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $30- $100
$10 Bids
Set6 STEUBEN Cut Crystal Stemware, Collectibles
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Set6 STEUBEN Cut Crystal Stemware, Collectibles
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $150- $300
$10 Bids
China, Silver literate object mounted on rock crystal, cut Sizes: H=65mm D= 100mm Weight (
Oct 31, 10:00 AM CET
China, Silver literate object mounted on rock crystal, cut Sizes: H=65mm D= 100mm Weight (
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €500- €800
€5000 Bids
Webb three color cameo perfume
Oct 20, 11:00 AM CDT
Webb three color cameo perfume
by Jaremos
Est: $1,200- $2,400
$5000 Bids
A Faberge neoclassical style silver-gilt and cut crystal decanter
Oct 19, 4:00 PM EEST
A Faberge neoclassical style silver-gilt and cut crystal decanter
by Baltic Auction Group
Est: €10,000- €12,000
€8,0000 Bids
French Cut Crystal Bronze Mounted Box
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
French Cut Crystal Bronze Mounted Box
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$100 Bids
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French Gilt-Bronze and Cut Crystal Centerpiece Bowl
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CDT
French Gilt-Bronze and Cut Crystal Centerpiece Bowl
by New Orleans Auction Galleries
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$9000 Bids
Antique Crystal Cut Hurricane Glass Candelabra
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Crystal Cut Hurricane Glass Candelabra
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $200- $2,000
$1000 Bids
Moser Style Crystal Cut Decanter
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Moser Style Crystal Cut Decanter
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$400 Bids
Set 5 Vintage Pink Cut Crystal Glasses, Glassware
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Set 5 Vintage Pink Cut Crystal Glasses, Glassware
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $50- $100
$10 Bids
Unusual "empire" style silver-gilt and cut crystal carafe
Oct 19, 4:00 PM EEST
Unusual "empire" style silver-gilt and cut crystal carafe
by Baltic Auction Group
Est: €4,000- €6,000
€3,5000 Bids
Set of 12 St. Louis French Cut Crystal Glasses
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
Set of 12 St. Louis French Cut Crystal Glasses
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $40- $15,000
$400 Bids
Czech Bohemian Ruby Cut to Clear Crystal Vase
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Czech Bohemian Ruby Cut to Clear Crystal Vase
by Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$250 Bids
A Crystal Cut Glass Paperweight
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
A Crystal Cut Glass Paperweight
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Cut Crystal


Vickers & Hoad

Vickers & Hoad

Monsantic.com

Monsantic.com

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc