Box and Lid

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Object Name: 
Box and Lid
Accession Number: 
96.4.185 C
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.8, W: 15.7 cm, D: 8.5 cm; (a) Box H: 4.5 cm, W: 15.6 cm, D: 8.5 cm; (b) Lid H: .9 cm, W: 15.7 cm, W: 8.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1915-1935
Web Description: 
Production of fanciful desk accessories coincided with a flourishing culture of letter writing. The elegance of handwriting and the objects used became important indicators of character and social status. This matching set includes an inkwell, stamp boxes, pen tray, letter rack, and blotter, all to keep the furniture neat and tidy from ink stains.
Department: 
Provenance: 
From the Cutter's Wheel, Source
1996-10-08
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
HAWKES
stamp
Acid stamped (a) edge of base on short side
Primary Description: 
Box and Lid. Colorless lead glass; blown, cut, engraved. Rectangular box and lid, four sides of box cut with closely-spaced parallel lines centering on a polished oval engraved with a crossed torch, bow and quiver, a helmet and flowers, and ribbons, with a double scroll on each side of the oval; top rim and plain base cut and polished, base acid-stamped "HAWKES". Lid is stepped, with top surface cut with a frame of fine diamonds and lower surface cut with closely-spaced parallel lines centering on a polished oval engraved with a crossed torch, bow and quiver, a helmet and flowers, and ribbons, with a double scroll on each side of the oval; edges cut and polished.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 39 (1997) illustrated, pp. 182-183, #48; BIB# AI5243
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1996 (1997) illustrated, p. 12, p. 17; BIB# AI95179