This vase is cut in Egginton’s highly desirable Calve (Triple Miter Trellis) Pattern. The pattern was named for famed opera singer Emma Calvé. I have attached two photos of the singer wearing clothing which is actually curiously similar to the design of this pattern*. Egginton used this blank for its nicest patterns – Arabian, Genoa and Calve. The vase has the u-notches that Egginton, Hawkes and Sinclaire used as well.
The Calve pattern consists of hundreds of detailed hobstars being intertwined with deep, triple-miter cutting. The relief creates large knobs that the hobstars remain perched on. It’s incredible to feel a piece like this in your hands – with all that glass cut away and the play in depth. It’s an exercise in wonderful engineering and cutting precision. The base of the vase is finished with a rayed star. The pattern shows particularly well on this vase as the hobstars start out large, shrink towards the pinched center, and expand again at the base! Really a stunner!
This piece is in perfect condition and measures just over 13 1/2 “tall and 5 1/2″ wide. The blank is extremely clear and the polish exceptional – what you would expect from the wonderful craftsman of the O.F. Egginton Cut Glass Company.
*Special thanks to R.S. for pointing out the Emma Calvé dress similarities.
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