Signed Hawkes "Holland" Ice Cream Tray
(returned to Hagen)
Wow! This is one of the nicest pieces of Hawkes' "Holland" we have seen. The blank is shown in the Hawkes catalogs as blank No.670--Tray. The piece is 15-inches long, 10 3/4-inches wide and stands 2 1/4-inches tall. The blank is very clear, water-white and weighs 9 1/2-lbs. Portions of the blank measure 5/8-inch thick and more! The cutting is entirely wheel-polished to a mirror-like perfection and has an unusually silvery appearance. A large, heavy, very deeply-cut piece of American Brilliant cut glass that is an exceptional example of the craftsmanship of T.G. Hawkes & Co. It is signed with the Hawkes' shamrock near the inside center of the tray.