This is a wonderful rectangular tray which is signed Hawkes. It’s also cut with Hawkes U-notches on the rim. The funny thing about the piece is it’s clearly in Elmira’s No. 17 pattern as it’s clearly picture in the catalog. I have seen two more of these trays also signed Hawkes – it appears one company was contracting out the other for this piece.
The center of this tray consists of a very unusual six-point star formation made up of cane, crosshatching, and fans. Each one of the points of this formations is almost rounded out with vesicas of crosshatching. Falling in between each point of the 6-point star are large, richly cut hobstars.
This beautiful piece in perfect condition with the exception of one tiny sliver chip in the recession of the teeth – otherwise it’s pristine. It measures 14 1/4″ wide, 8″ wide, and 2″ tall.
Company: Hawkes or Elmira
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