This is an extremely rare item – I have only ever seen one other piece like this (exact same blank and silver) and the cutting wasn’t near as nice. This piece, signed Hawkes, features a pattern that is nearly a combination of their Brunswick and Marquise patterns. The thick silver base is marked Gorham and has two monogrammed “A”‘s on the front.
The pattern consists of richly cut hobstars near the mouth of the pitcher, which appear to drip down the sides of the pitcher into a fan and parallel notching. In between each of these “drips” is a deeply cut, clear scallop. Underneat each large scallop is a crossmotif which is identical to cutting featured in between the hobstars in the Panel pattern. The base features a rayed star which fits perfectly inside of the silver rim. The handles is fluted and notched.
The pitcher is in fantastic condition with only one very small flake at the rim. It measures 8 7/8″ tall and 4 1/2″ wide. The combination of silver and brilliant cut glass really puts this piece over the top.
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