Pair of antique Hawkes cut and engraved crystal vases. Generally Very Good condition, one fleabite along inside and a few scratches. 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. The item "Pair Antique Signed HAWKES Footed Cut & Engraved Crystal Vases" is in sale since Sunday, August 8, 2021.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Cut Glass\American Brilliant". The seller is "kylescrossroads" and is located in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.