What we have here is a handled vase with silver mounts on the base and top. I personally think this piece looks like a trophy, but without any presentation engraving, we may never know. I attribute the piece to Hoare as they often cut silver mounted pieces with this exact type of pattern. The three arrows joined in the center indicates an 1898 make date!
The pattern of the trophy consists of large, clear tusks surrounded by 3 different types of notching and prism. The handles are triple notched and perfectly annealed (a rarity in itself). The silver base is monogrammed with 3 letters – difficult to make out exactly what they are.
The vase measures 9″ tall and is 5 1/4″ at the top. I’ve never seen a trophy-like piece before and may never again. A true rarity!
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