This is an incredible piece of glass! This blank was cut solely by Hawkes and is most often seen in their Kings pattern. This piece is in an unknown pattern that was undoubtedly cut by Hawkes as well. It’s quite unusual in that it has a foot and it weighs a WHOPPING 11 pounds!
The pattern on this piece highlights one of Hawkes’ major techniques – combining heavy, busy cutting and clear glass. Think Teutonic, Panel, Lattice and Rossettes, and Grecian. Enormous hobstars cover the top portion of the perimeter. Underneath each hobstar is a triangle of cane with fanned buttons and a panel of notched prism extends to the pedestaled base. The best portion of this pattern consists of enormous clear flutes. Because of the high quality Steuben-like blank you can see straight through these to the other side of the piece. The neck of this piece is finished in St. Louis Diamind and is fluted at the rim. The raised pedestal of the piece contains a large 24-point hobstar.
The blank of this piece is very thick but even clearer than most any flower center I’ve seen. Again, it weighs 11 pounds! The flower center measures 10 1/2″ in diameter and 6″ tall. This is one of the best flower centers I’ve seen and I’ve never seen this pattern before!
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