Easily one of the most impressive patterns that Clark ever produced, the Orloff pattern exemplifies one of Clarke’s most unique motifs – the lapidary diamond. The Orloff pattern, appropriately named after the Orloff diamond, pay perfect tribute to the infamous jewel.
The bowl is heavily cut with a variety of motifs, but undeniably, the one that draws one’s eye into the pattern are the large, lapidary diamonds. These diamonds are cut so deeply that at least 3/4 of the blank must be removed with the surrounding hobstar. This is shown particularly well in the last photo. These hobstars are surrounded by deep, clear-cut circles. Framing the major motif is a shield shaped field filled with hobnail connected by notching. The rest of the pattern is made up of a central hobstar with 4 spokes of cane dividing the rest of the pattern. This cane is topped with crosshatching and a deep hobstar. The bowl has the unusual scalloped treatment that Clark always used on the Orloff pattern – really an extremely unique touch to a particularly recognizable pattern.
The bowl is in great condition and measures 9 1/8″ wide and 3 5/8″ tall. The blank is very heavy and particularly clear – which only shows off those lapidary diamonds even more!
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