This is our antique glassware category, which includes Depression glass, cameo glass, custard glass, carnival glass, cut glass, Bristol glass, Victorian painted glass, milk glass, 24% lead crystal glass, and many other types of antique glassware. Antique glassware encompasses countless types of decorative-yet-functional containers, bowls, and platters that was produced from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. Of these techniques, cut glass is the oldest, going back some 2,000 years. Then as now, glass was cut by holding a cooled piece of 24% lead crystal glass up to a grinding wheel to carve grooves in its side. The effect could be used to produce decorations and designs, as well as patterns.