We are so pleased to present this absolutely gorgeous vintage Hawkes perfume bottle.
It features incredible details including masterful hand-cut decoration and dazzling 14 karat gold-plating.
Shortly after founding his glass company in Corning, New York, Thomas G. Hawkes won the Grand Prix award at the Paris Exposition in 1889, skyrocketing the company to international success.
Hawkes glass is now highly sought after and incredibly collectible.
This dazzling scent bottle is a beautiful example of Hawkes artisanry and elegance.
You will find the Hawkes Company's traditional "clover" hallmark etched into the glass on the underside of the bottle.
The glass bottle exhibits an incredible, encompassing hand-cut design of languid leaves and florals.
The shoulder exhibits an elegant scalloped petal detail with small floral accents.
This "petal" design continues up the neck of the bottle which tapers and expands once again at the rim.
There is even a delicate pin-wheel design carved on the base.
As you can see, the stopper gives the piece a real cherry-on-top touch.
The stopper is "over" cased in genuine 14 karat yellow gold.
There is an extraordinary hand-engraved monogram on the top of the stopper which reads "RH" in flamboyant script.
There are several marks stamped on the gold on side of the stopper near the base. These include a small cross shape and "14KT, 1860".
"1860" is a serial number. This piece dates from the early 20th century.
There is one very shallow dent on the top of the stopper and one or two very small flea-bite scratches near the base of the bottle.
You will also see a small line of glue around the base of the stopper.
Overall, this exceptional Hawkes scent bottle remains in very good condition and will make an absolutely dazzling addition to your collection.
Measurements: Bottle measures 6 3/4" tall (with stopper), 5" tall (without stopper), 3 1/4" at widest point, Base measures 2 5/8" in diameter, Neck rim measures 1 3/4" in diameter, Stopper is 2 5/8" tall Weight: 16 oz.