Rare American Brilliant Period Hawkes QUEENS 8 Cut Glass Cylinder Vase Signed. Antique, blown crystal, hand cut. Couple of chips on bottom, small chip on top, several very tiny nicks here and there, so small they are difficult to represent in photos and only found because I was specifically looking for them, see photos. Scratches on bottom are from normal use over the last 100+ years and are expected. Last photo is the Hawkes etched mark.
Thomas Gibbons Hawkes, born in County Cork, Ireland in 1846 to a prominent family with a glassworking heritage, emigrated to the United States in 1863. His career began as a foreman for glass factory Hoare and Daily in Brooklyn, New York moving with the company to Corning, New York in 1868. Once in Corning, he soon opened his own cutting shop which was incorporated as T. Hawkes & Company in 1890.
This on the heels of success the year before when Hawkes famously won acclaim and Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Paris. European taste for sparkling cut glass at this time was emulated in the United States in what was called the Brilliant Cut Glass Period. Over 1,000 cutting shops were founded to meet the demand and T. The company was in operation for 82 years. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Bowls".The seller is "mcdaris623" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.