Miter Cutting

Miter cutting is, of course, the type of cutting most often seen during the Brilliant Period of American cut glass. But the V-shaped miter wheel, applied perpendicularly to the glass blank, was already in use in England and Ireland before 1800. Motifs are many, including those developed during the nineteenth century, and are not limited to the following: straight and curved miter cuts (“splits”), strawberry diamonds, relief diamonds, stars, hobnails, hobstars, and, after 1899, pinwheels.

A cigar jar with a simple miter cutting that was cut by several companies with names such as Renaissance (Dorflinger), No. 33 (Pairpoint), and Cut 854 (Seneca). This example was probablyt made by C. Dorflinger & Sons. H = 7.75″ (27.4 cm), D = 4.5″ (15.9 cm), wt = 3 lb (1.8 kg). (Image: Internet)