Cutting Process Dish

Object Name: 
Cutting Process Dish

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Object Name: 
Cutting Process Dish
Accession Number: 
2008.4.106
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.9 cm, Diam: 25.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1900-1915
Credit Line: 
Gift of Micki and Jay R. Doros
Web Description: 
Starting with an undecorated blank, the cutter draws guiding lines with red wax. The cuts are roughed in with metal wheels, then smoothed and polished with successive passes over the pattern using stone and wooden wheels. A small bowl could be cut in a few hours, but a large vase could take 70 to 100 hours of work. By 1900, cut glass was often dipped in an acid bath to polish it, a less expensive way to achieve the sparkling surface.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Doros, Jay R. (American, 1927-2018), Source
2008-12-01
Doros, Micki, Source
2008-12-01
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
{S}HOWING PROCESS / OF / {G}LASS CUTTING
inscription
painted On bottom of dish beneath signature White paint. Loss to two letters indicated by {}
MARKED ROUGHED SMOOTHED POLISHED
inscription
painted On top of flat rim. White paint with black outline
D873
inscription
painted On side of dish near rim Black paint.
HAWKES
signature
acid-stamp On bottom of dish Standard 3 lobed trademark w/ 2 hawks and fleur-de-lis.
Primary Description: 
Process Dish. Colorless glass; blown, tooled, marked, cut, ground, polished. Circular dish with one half left plain and the other half divided into four sections showing each step in the process of cutting. Each section is labeled with white and black enameled text. One quarter shows the "MARKED" pattern, the next show the "ROUGHED" pattern, the next shows the "SMOOTHED" pattern and the last shows the "POLISHED" pattern.