Decanter in "Croesus" Pattern

Object Name: 
Decanter in "Croesus" Pattern

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Object Name: 
Decanter in "Croesus" Pattern
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 26.1 cm, Diam: 14.6 cm
Not on Display
about 1887-1897
Web Description: 
John Hoare was born in Ireland, where he trained as a glass cutter. He came to New York in 1853, and two years later he bought the cutting shop at the Brooklyn Flint Glass Works. In 1868, the glassworks moved to Corning, and Hoare later established a successful cutting firm there. In the 1870s and early 1880s, that firm was one of the largest of its kind in America. Factory records from that period show that it made a wide range of products cut in a variety of patterns. This decanter is cut in the “Croesus” pattern. The pattern was illustrated in the earliest known Hoare catalog, produced about 1890. Hoare supplied a set of tableware for President Ulysses S. Grant in 1873 and won an award at the Chicago world’s fair in 1893.
Pattern Name: 
From the Cutter's Wheel, Source
STERLING 4455/102 925/1000 fine [image of griffen]
on silver
Primary Description: 
Decanter in "Croesus" Pattern. Colorless lead glass, silver; blown, cut. Pear-shaped body with long neck cut in vertical panels, pattern of waffle-like buttons at widest section and vertical flutes below, multi-pointed cut star on base. Silver collar with floral decoration at top of neck, hinged silver cap attached by a silver chain to a small loop handle on shoulder of decanter. Silver marked "STERLING" 4455/102 925/1000 fine" with a griffin.
Escort Guide to the Galleries (2013) illustrated, p. 34, top; BIB# 134015
Escort Guide to the Galleries [V4/2013] (2013) illustrated, p. 34, top; BIB# 134856
The American Cut Glass Industry: T. G. Hawkes and His Competitors (1997) p. 24, fig. 4;
The American Cut Glass Industry: T. G. Hawkes and His Competitors (1996) illustrated, back; p. 26, #1-10; BIB# 36646
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1995 (1996) illustrated, pp. 20-21, #6; BIB# AI95180