Hawkes Cut Glass Panel Pattern Pitcher
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A magnificent Panel pattern glass pitcher by the famed T.G. Hawkes & Co.
- American Brilliant Period cut glass pitcher by T.G. Hawkes & Co. in the Panel pattern
- Hawkes was known for exceptional cut glass; the company counted the White House among its clientele
- Marked with the Hawkes trademark
- Circa 1900
- 10 1/2 high x 5 diameter
10 1/2 Inches
This marvelous pitcher by T.G. Hawkes & Co. features the intricate "Panel" pattern and exemplifies the tremendous level of craftsmanship for which Hawkes was known. Founded in 1880 by Thomas G. Hawkes, the Hawkes Company was making glass for the White House by 1886. In 1889, two of their cut glass patterns won the Grand Prize at the Paris Exposition. This coveted prize not only brought prestige to Hawkes, but for the first time, American glass gained a firm place on the international scene. By the 20th century, American cut glass was world renowned, recognized for its superiority and advanced glass-making methods, with Hawkes's Cut Glass Company providing some of the finest and most inspired pieces of any other maker. Demand from affluent Americans for beautiful hand-cut glass products spurred intense competition and creativity within the industry. During the 82 years that T.G. Hawkes & Co. was in operation, they produced some 350 patterns and special designs.Marked with the trademark, a trefoil ring enclosing a fleur-de-lis and two hawks Circa 190010 1/2" high x 5" diameter