This is the third auction from Criticalglass and features over 150 items of carefully selected cut glass. Rare patterns, shapes and everything in between are being featured in this sale. These high-quality, fine examples of American Brilliant Cut Glass were hand-selected by us with some being pulled from my own collection of 25 years along with some items from important collections from around the country.
This great handled vase was cut and signed by Hawkes. They thought very highly of this piece as they cut it in cranberry cut to clear as well!
Two deep hobstars are stacked on teh side of the pitcher with 8 pointed star sepearting them above and below each one. Croasshatching and tight, deep miters cover the rest of the piece and the base is covered with a 24-point hobstar. The handles of this piece are incredible and covered with 8-point hobstars and crosscuts ending with a fan – Hawkes gave this treatment to some of their top pieces.
The vase is in excellent condition with just some minor roughness around the base and measures.
Fantastic Hawkes Two
This vase is signed Hawkes and features an perfect “pie-crust” rim. The pattern features deep hobstars around the rim, fans and clear punties while the entire neck is covered with strawberry-diamond cutting that looks like it’s unfolding like an orange peel around the vase.. The base features a Hawkes style pyramidal star.
The vase is in great condition but the base does have a couple of tiny flakes, the largest of which you can see in the photo of the base. Measures 13 1/2″ tall and 6 1/2″ wide.