Vase in "Venetian" Pattern

Object Name: 
Vase in "Venetian" Pattern

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Object Name: 
Vase in "Venetian" Pattern
Accession Number: 
97.4.22
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 39.9 cm; Rim Diam: 21 cm; Foot Diam: 17 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1890-1900
Web Description: 
In 1863, another Irishman, Thomas G. Hawkes, started to work for John Hoare in the cutting shop of the Brooklyn Flint Glass Works. When Hoare opened his cutting firm in Corning, Hawkes became its superintendent. However, in 1880, Hawkes left to start his own shop. An astute businessman, he built the largest cutting shop in the area. Hawkes was also a skilled designer. This handsome vase cut in the “Venetian” pattern was made by his firm in the 1890s. Colorless glass was overlaid with a layer of turquoise glass, which was then cut away to reveal the colorless glass underneath. Colored objects dating from this period are relatively rare. Catalogs show wineglasses overlaid with red, amber, and green glass, but no other colors are represented. However, a number of turquoise overlay pieces have been found, and most of them are attributed to Corning firms.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Venetian
Provenance: 
Mahan, Philip, Former Collection
From the Cutter's Wheel, Source
1997-03-26
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Transparent turquoise and colorless lead glasses; blown, cut. Trumpet-shaped vase blown of colorless glass with an overlay of turquoise, heavily cut through the outer colored layer in a pattern which combines six large fans at the top rim, a pattern of diamonds and squares in six units below, six Gothic arch elements filled with diamonds, above six flat vertical panels; applied very thick flat circular foot, cut underneath in a 28 point star pattern and scalloped on outer rim.
Corning's Cut Glass Treasured
Venue(s)
Victoria and Albert Museum, Crafts Council Shop
Escort Guide to the Galleries (2013) illustrated, p. 34, bottom; BIB# 134015
Escort Guide to the Galleries [V4/2013] (2013) illustrated, p. 34, bottom; BIB# 134856
The connections between the Glassmakers of Corning and White Mills (2012-08) illustrated, p. 5930, upper left;
The Joy of Coldworking (2009) illustrated, p. 102; BIB# 107182
Splitting the Rainbow (2006-04) illustrated, p. 10;
Tesori del Vetro al Corning Museum of Glass (2005-12) illustrated, pp. 27-28, fig. 10;
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 41, 54-55, #85; BIB# 65446
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1997 (1998) illustrated, pp. 4, 11;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 40 (1998) illustrated, p. 155, #34; BIB# AI40492
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1997 (1998) illustrated, pp. 4, 11;