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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Announcing a new Research and Education section

This new section provides information reproduced from the website that was originally developed by Warren and Teddie Biden for the House of Brilliant Glass (HOBG). The Biden website was a carefully curated treasure trove of information that was developed by combining original research by Jim Havens together with more recent sales records and independent research by the Bidens and other collectors. This material is Phase 1 of this project; phase 2 will consist of the complete e-book by Jim Havens, "A Guide to American Cut and Engraved Glass".

Please enjoy browsing and learning from this new resource.

Libbey Kensington Bowl



House of Brilliant Glass Content Collection




Announcing: The 2024 ACGA Convention and Dealer Show


The Hobstar for April 2024

The Hobstar for April 2024

Watch two workshops from the 2021 Convention

Workshop: Easy Cut Glass Photography and Composition - Rob Smith

Workshop: How to Pack, Move,and Ship Cut Glass Safely and Securely - Jason Woody

Chapters Read about our ACGA Chapters