About American Cut Glass Association

Education, Research, and Enjoyment

We are a non-profit organization devoted to the study and research of American Brilliant Cut Glass. The Brilliant Period lasted from approximately 1876 to 1914. This glass was considered the finest in the world and won many international prizes. Please take the time to go through our web site. It will increase your interest,  understanding, recognition, and appreciation of American Brilliant Cut Glass. ACGA has a lot to offer you as a member, whether you are a new or long-time collector.

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Latest ACGA News

National and Local events; News and Articles


Hobstar Apr 2015

-- Latest issue of "The Hobstar" for Members - April 2015

-- inserts Click here for Convention Inserts

Browse or print this year's convention inserts: Convention Registration form, New Catalog Order Form, Donation Opportunities, and 2015 Ballot

-- News for Woody Auction House

Veteran journalist Barbara Kevles has profiled Woody Auction, the US' premier auction house for American Brilliant Cut Glass, for the forthcoming print edition of Small Business Opportunities July 2015 issue, on sale mid April at newsstands in the US and over 36 countries. You may want to reserve a copy of the issue at your local newsstand.

-- Hobstar Previews

"The Hobstar" is ACGA's Journal with articles, glass studies, pattern information and quizzes, and Chapter and National News. Take a peek at what you've been missing!


-- 2015 Convention, Tulsa, OK

The ACGA 2015 Convention will be held starting July 15, 2015.
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center 6808 S 107th E Ave Tulsa, OK 74133


New Book—as Highlighted in The Hobstar, July 2014

Cut Glass Bowl by Anderson

The Chain of Evidence Continues

By LindaJo Hare for the William C. Anderson Study Group

This new volume will provide the most comprehensive look at the cut glass design work of William C. Anderson for both the Libbey Glass Company and the American Cut Glass Company. Over 550 pages, hundreds of photographs, new information about the American Cut Glass Company, new pattern attributions, new pattern identification information. This will be a major reference book for years to come.
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