The inspiration for the names of cut glass pat…

The inspiration for the names of cut glass patterns is as varied as the patterns themselves! These nine patterns produced by the Corning, New York glass firm T. G. Hawkes & Company reflect designs in nature like “Chrysanthemum” and “Willow.” Pattern names could also be driven by strategic marketing like “Imperial” and “Napoleon.” Who wouldn’t want the latest cut glass pattern associated with royalty? Marvel over these patterns and many others in our newly redesigned Crystal City Gallery

Details of Bowl in “Chrysanthemum” Pattern, about 1890-1900. 99.4.78; Plate in “Willow” Pattern, 1911-1915. 2007.4.51; Bowl in “Imperial” Pattern, about 1890-1900. Purchased with funds donated by Eastern Lakes Chapter, American Cut Glass Association. 2000.4.26; Bowl in “Normandie” Pattern, 1900-1910. Gift of the Thomas P. Dimitroff Family. 2001.4.235; Plate in “Panel” Pattern, 1909-1918. 2002.4.8; Bowl in “Napoleon” Pattern, 1900-1910. Gift in memory of Norbert T. White from Mrs. Dorothy White Wehrstedt. 95.4.362; Salad Bowl in “Russian” Pattern, about 1880-1889. 2010.4.138. Patterns made by T. G. Hawkes & Company, Corning, New York, United States. Details of Bowl in “Wheat” Pattern, 1885-1895. 79.4.99; Bowl in “Constellation” Pattern, 1895-1910. 2011.4.87. Last two patterns made by J. Hoare & Company, Corning, New York, United States.