Object of the Week: Vase with Spider Web Patte…

Object of the Week: Vase with Spider Web Pattern, Samuel Hawkes (designer), T. G. Hawkes & Company, Corning, New York, United States, 1939-1940. 98.4.9. 

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with this vase with spider web pattern! The deeply cut pattern along the top of the vessel brilliantly demonstrates the optical quality of the glass while the finely engraved lines below perfectly depict the delicate threads of the spider web. See more beautifully cut and engraved locally-made glass in the Crystal City Gallery.