Superb HAWKES Antique Set 4 CHAMPAGNE GLASSES. AMERICAN BRILLIANT CUT GLASS Magnificent. 5/8 Across tops, base 2. HAND ETCHING is varied and Magnificent- These are the best of the best- description and photos do not begin to do these justice- ALL HAND CUT AND HAND ETCHED.Bowl of glass has a double-horizontal ring border at top, which has panels of straight vertical lines alternating with clear space. Bottom half of glass has brilliant cut, clear, EXTREMELY UNUSUAL scene of an etched flowerpot with foliage spilling out on both sides and three FROSTED flowers above the pot. This image repeats 3 times around the glasses. Below this image is a 3 looped swirl cut, which looks like an eternity knot when viewed from looking into the glass. More panels of straight cut lines alternating with clear spaces go to the bottom of the bowl. Etching is also on feet! Each foot has 3 sprays of leaves and straight cut lines. Stems are a work of art- a large 12 sided flat faceted cut crystal PRISM below the bowl, which reflects light like a beacon.
Below this, the stem has an inverted teardrop shape prism which is hexagonal and has shallow SCOOP CUTS down each edge. Originals, not repros, antique/vintage matched set circa early 1900s, before they began etching the name HAWKES on the foot in the early 1920s. Very fine quality, these glasses are beautifully weighted and are a pleasure to hold. Foot is slightly domed to prevent condensation on table surfaces. Versatile size- classic shape for cocktails OR champagne.
A Beautiful Clear and Loud PING When Struck. Excellent Condition - no nicks chips cracks scratches scrapes damage wear or repair. Not a flaw to be found. Heirloom pieces that were obviously very carefully stored. Glass is very clear and shiny.
Wonderful for a vintage glass collector. A gorgeous set and an unusual one. Ships fully insured & w tracking provided.As always, my items are packed with EXTRA bubble wrap and extreme care to insure a safe arrival. Please check my other listings for more FABULOUS VINTAGE collectibles, glass, china, tea sets and cups, and unique treasures. I add several new listings per week. Please note the following, dear fellow shopping enthusiasts. I strive to give you the best service possible. I only list items that I think are unique and of good quality. I represent my items as accurately and clearly as I can, and believe it is always better for you to have too much information than not enough! Remember, these are vintage items and will have reasonable signs of age and wear which only adds to their personality, appeal and "funky vintage-ness". They are not in their original boxes unless noted. If you have special circumstances, kindly let me know within 2 days and we will see if we can work out a solution. Thank you for looking and good luck! The item "Superb HAWKES Antique Set 4 CHAMPAGNE GLASSES BRILLIANT CUT GLASS Magnificent" is in sale since Saturday, March 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Cut Glass\American Brilliant". The seller is "treasuredivvy" and is located in Rush, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.