Hobstar - (Glass Cut)

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Hobstar - (Glass, Cut) The Hobstar is probably the most frequently seen design element in cut glass. The "hob" is the raised portion in the center of the star-shaped motif. This center can be left uncut, but is more often seen with a smaller star cut into the hob. The center "hob" is usually raised above the surrounding star pattern. Often in newer cut glass (after about 1950), the hob is quite flat, or the cut design on the hob is not polished, leaving it very grey or whitish in color.


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