What a terrific form to display Hawkes’ highly coveted Lorraine pattern. Hawkes clearly thought Lorraine was one of their best patterns as it’s featured on some of their most ellusive blanks and highest quality glass. Typically, this cider pitcher was cut in Brunswick, but the Lorraine pattern really brings about a refreshing and rare pattern to this blank.
The Lorraine pattern consists of 3 brilliantly cut hobstars each descending in size towards the top. In between each diamond shaped hobstar are 3 large bands of notched prism, fanned out for a sweeping effect. The upper hobstars are cut with incredible precision and surrounded with crosshatching. The handle of the pitcher is something to behold – there are 8 pointed hobstars separated by deep X-like miters and surrounded by vertical notching. It’s clearly a nicer handle than most any! The base of the pitcher has a large rayed star.
The pitcher is on an incredible blank and in perfect condition. It measures 6 1/4″ tall and 6 1/4″ wide. An exceptionally well done and rare pattern on a glorious piece of glass!
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