5 Hawkes Fine Cut and Polished Crystal Sherry Glasses in the Leona Pattern #7375. Good condition. All approximately 5.5". Weight on all 2 pds. PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate. The history of Hawkes Crystal began when Irishman, Thomas Gibson Hawkes established the company in Corning, New York in 1880. Hawkes Crystal concentrated on imprinting deeply etched and intricately detailed designs into glass blanks. These blanks were purchased from other glass companies, most notably the Corning Glass Company. For more than 80 years, Hawkes Crystal was synonymous with brilliant American cut glass. This impeccable workmanship of Hawkes Crystal was evident through the more than 300 patterns that were introduced by the company over the years. The firm was in business until 1962.