Large Ruby Glass Shaker by Hawkes, 1930s
Price Code: ££
Hawkes & Co.
A massive and supremely heavy ruby glass cocktail shaker, the classic baluster-shaped body with bun-shaped Sterling silver cap, and a deep collar to the neck. To the front is a cut-to-clear etched decoration in the form of a crest, featuring a shield flanked by scrolls and surmounted by a griffin.
T.G. Hawkes & Company of Corning, New York were renowned for their finely detailed glass etching, meeting a demand in the United States for the emerging European taste for sparking cut glass, later known as the Brilliant Cut Glass Period. Hawkes famously won acclaim and the Grand Prize at the Paris Exposition in 1889, and the company continued for 82 years. Signed HAWKES STERLING. American, circa 1930s.
Height: 11 inches (28 cm)
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