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Steuben Compote Hawkes sterling base. Iridescent.

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Steuben Glass47 of 75 Steuben Gold Aurene VaseSteuben Aurene; a few from my collection
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Posted 2 years ago

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retro597
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The glass is lightly iridized. Has the standard hawkes mark with sterling on the silver base. If anyone has anymore info on pattern, color etc. please let me know.

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  1. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    Gorgeous!
  2. retro597, 2 years ago
    Thanks czechman, not bad for a twenty dollar purchase.
  3. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    thats a fantastic find!!
  4. ozmarty ozmarty, 2 years ago
    At first glance I thought Kralik but not so sure now . Great piece
  5. retro597, 2 years ago
    Hawkes along with Frederich Carder started Steuben. They only got their blanks from them. Carder played with colrs and iridescence when he first fired up the factory. I am possibly thinking this may be an early piece. I doubt Hawkes ever bought Kralik blanks.
  6. ozmarty ozmarty, 2 years ago
    I agree with you. the bowl just reminded me of a Kralik one I have and others I've seen but yours is definately different .
  7. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 2 years ago
    I don't think this is steuben glass... Hawkes as a mark on silver doesn't mean steuben (even on glass it doesn't necessarily mean steuben) Hawkes got glass from a number of sources and I am pretty sure there was a hawkes silversmith that had nothing to do with the glass decorating shop. I don't know if the glass is kralik or not but I do believe it's bohemian not american.
  8. retro597, 2 years ago
    Greatsnowyowl, Hawkes used others blanks that is true. However, T G Hawkes started Steuben in order to produce his own blanks. I am unsure if before 1903 Hawkes worked in colors at all. I feel fairly confident that all Hawkes colored pieces and clear were produced by Steuben until 1932. I have seen many Verre de Soie, Aurene, and jade green Steuben pieces marked only with the Hawkes silver mark. I feel fairly confident the Hawkes name was well controlled and not released to other manufacturers on silver or glass. I will know more soon as I have a researcher at the Corning Glass Museum working on this piece now. I can not swear it is Steuben at this point. However, I have no knowledge of another seller using foreign blanks with Hawkes silver. Admittedly, my knowledge is way limited in this arena. However, Hawkes advertising was based on branding glass by his surname. The silver was made by Gorham Co. or Durgin for his products and he did not begin making his own until 1913. No matter the roots of this piece it has served it purpose. Reignited my Art Glass passion and expanded my knowledge base. I am now planning a two week research trip to Corning Museum.

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