Hawkes Crystal Centerpiece Bowl, Compote, Betty Border Pattern, Flowers and Swags, Hawkes Mark on Bottom, Hard To Find
A gorgeous hard to find antique Hawkes crystal centerpiece compote. The pattern is Betty Border and consists of swags with flowers around the rim and there is a flower in the foot of the bowl. This is a statement piece. It would be an elegant centerpiece on a dining room table, buffet, or coffee table. This would make a wonderful gift and perfect for a collector.
Hawkes Co. Corning, NY was one of America's finest producers of fine crystal. The company was founded in 1880 by Thomas Gibbons Hawkes, who emigrated from Ireland at age 17. Hawkes glassware was used in the White House from 1885 until 1938. The firm's logo was a trefoil form enclosing a hawk in each of the two bottom lobes with a fleur-de-lis in the center and this mark is on the bottom of this wonderful bowl.
4 1/2 inches in height
9 3/4 inches across the top
4 1/4 inches across the base
The bowl is very heavy.
This compote is in excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks. There is the usual scratching on the bottom from shelf wear. The company logo is still easily seen on the bottom.
This would make a great housewarming, hostess, wedding, shower, or holiday gift. A great piece to add to your collection.
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Our Vintage Rating Chart:
'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.
EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.
GREAT: Item shows signs of wear due to everyday use. Larger utensil marks small flea bit chips.
VERY GOOD: Item has larger signs of wear from everyday use. Such as minor scratches, scuffing, crazing or flea bite chips.
GOOD: Item shows its years of use and love. There will be flaws such as chips, small cracks, more pronounced crazing etc. Price will reflect these defects. The item will show a larger amount of wear.
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, some very significant. Larger cracks, chips, mars, etc. The item will have very significant wear for its years of use.
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