I absolutely adore this form. It’s an enormous centerpiece in what looks to be like the style of J. Hoare. The vase is so large that it weighs over 13 lbs and the stem (at the thickest point) is nearly 2″ thick.
The pattern on the centerpiece is a beautiful combination of many motifs of the brilliant period. Large 16-point hobstar are surrounded by an unusual cross motif. The cross formation is made up of two intersecting bands cojoined by a diamond of fan cutting. In between the angle formed by the cross is detailed corsshatching and a large fan in the uppermost quadrant. The rim of the piece is covered in step cutting and notching/fluting. The entire thick stem of the piece is fluted and notched as well. Please note the bottom of the piece which has the most beautiful 24-point hobstar base. The points of the hobstar are filled with crosshatching and have a fan separating each point-a technique often employed by the cutters at J. Hoare.
Please read the dimensions carefully to understand the magnitude of the centerpiece – 13″ tall, 9 1/2″ wide, and 6 1/2″ across the base. Again, the vase weighs over 13 lbs!!! It’s in near mint condition with one triangular shaped scratch on the exterior and a few tiny flakes on the base hobstar. Don’t miss your chance at an extremely rare and large form.
The last photo features a stem merely for size comparison. It’s not included in the sale.
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