The Kensington pattern is one of Hawkes’ most intense and skillfully cut patterns. Not even the tiniest of details was spared. This tray is signed directly in the center with the Hawkes trefoil logo.
The center of the Kensington pattern is essentially made up of a large 8-pointed star formation. The center of this formation features a large hobstar and the points of the formation feature two tiny hobstars separated by a triple miter motif. The smaller of the two hobstars is perfectly executed and smaller than a fingernail. Falling in between the points of the 8-pointed star are undulating motifs of tiny hobstars and kohinoor fields. The exterior portion of the pattern features eight large deeply cut hobstars.
This tray measures 9 1/8″ long, 7″ wide, and 1 3/4″ tall. It is on the finest of blanks and it sparkles like a gem even in poor lighting. The piece is in perfect condition with only a few tiny fleabites in the very busy pattern. The Kensington pattern is one of Hawkes’ rarest and most well-done patterns and is always executed to the highest of standards.
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