Check List of Motifs Used in American Cut Glass

N.B.: This is an overview of the most commonly-found motifs in American cut glass, listed in a rational order.
 

  • Flat Wheel: Facets and Flutes
    • Facets
    • Flat Flutes
    • Alternate Flutes
    • Notched Flutes
  • Convex Wheel: Concavities
    • Bullseyes (Punts, Printies)
      • Hollow Diamonds (“St. Louis Diamonds”)
      • Hollow Hexagons (“Honeycomb”)
      • Scales, Shields
      • Thumbprints (“Olives”)
      • Windows
    • Concave Flutes
      • Comb Flutes
  • Miter Wheel: Flutes
    • Prismatic Flutes (see Prisms, below)
    • Convex Flutes (Pillars, Pillar Flutes, Pods)
  • Miter Wheel: Rays
    • Fan
      • Cross-cut Fan
      • Flashed Fan
    • Star
      • Flashed Star
      • Radiating Star (Radiant Star, Victorian Glory Star, English Star)
      • Pyramidal (Prismatic) Star
    • Ridged Radiants
    • Bow Tie
  • Miter Wheel: Modified Stars
    • Brunswick Star
      • Double Brunswick Star
    • Regular (Multi-pointed) Hobstar
      • Jewel Hobstar
      • Victoria Hobstar (“Middlesex Hobstar”)
      • Rose Diamond Hobstar (Rose-cut Diamond Hobstar)
      • Double-mitered Hobstar (“Toledo Hobstar”)
      • Double Hobstar (“Windsor Hobstar”)
      • Flashed Hobstar
      • Irregular Hobstar
    • Pinwheel (Buzzsaw, Buzz Star, Whirling Star)
      • “Tornado Pinwheel”
  • Miter Wheel: Curved Miters
    • Plain Vesica
      • Beaded Vesica
    • Split Vesica
    • X-cut Vesica
    • Double X-cut Vesica
    • Triple X-cut Vesica
    • Arcs
  • Miter Wheel: Straight Miters (One Set of Parallel Miter Cuts)
    • Silver Threads
    • Blaze (Fringe)
    • Prisms
      • Notched Prisms
        • Notched Prism Flares
    • Alternate Prisms
    • Ferns and Feathers
  • Miter Wheel: Two Intersecting Sets of Parallel Miter Cuts
    • Cross-hatched Field
    • Strawberry Diamonds (Fine Diamonds)
      • English Strawberry Diamonds
    • Sharp Diamonds (Raised Diamonds, Nail-head Diamonds, Relief Diamonds)
    • Cross-cut Diamonds
      • Double Cross-cut Diamonds
    • Checkered Diamonds
    • Large Shallow Diamonds
    • Open Diamonds (Open Block), Table Diamonds
      • Starred Diamonds (Starred Block)
  • Miter Wheel: Three Intersecting Sets of Parallel Miter Cuts
    • Hobnails
      • Triple-mitered Hobnails
    • Pyramidal Triangles
  • Miter Wheel: Four Intersecting Sets of Parallel Miter Cuts
    • Quarter Diamonds
    • Cane
      • Single-mitered Cane (Alternate Block Diamond)
      • Double-mitered Cane (Chair Bottom, “Alternate Panels”)
      • Triple-mitered Cane
    • Harvard
    • Burgess I
    • Burgess III
    • MacDonald/Burgess III (includes the Burgess III option)
  • Miter Wheel: Five Intersecting Sets of Parallel Miter Cuts
    • Burgess I option
    • Burgess II
  • Miter Wheel: Six Intersecting Sets of Parallel Miter Cuts
    • Hexad
    • Kohinoor
    • Moscow
    • Russian
      • Russian (Russian Canterbury)
      • Russian Cleveland (Star and Hobnail)
      • Russian Ambassador
      • Russian-Persian
    • Persian
  • Miter Wheel: Eight Intersecting Sets of Parallel Miter Cuts
    • Unknown motif/pattern: Wiener and Lipkowitz 1975, p. 161
    • Joseph B. Hill’s design patent no. 18,697 of 23 Oct 1888