While the cut pattern for these two decanters is different, the shapes are very similar. It was a distinctive shape made in the 1850s by the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company, which moved to Corning and became the Corning Glass Works. T. G. Hawkes & Company may have been recalling Corning’s glass origins when the firm created its version of the decanter about 1905. Discover more about Corning’s glassmaking history in the newly redesigned Crystal City Gallery.
Decanter with Stopper, Brooklyn Flint Glass Company, Brooklyn, New York, United States, about 1850-1855. 96.4.191; Decanter with Stopper in “St. James” Pattern, T. G. Hawkes & Company, Corning, New York, United States, about 1905. 2009.4.56.