This vase is incredibly sizable – carrying not only a significant amount of height, but also girth. The pattern also displays in an impressive manner is certainly comes off as one of the highest quality bowling pine vases. Hoare cut a few blanks like this and also used this rim and neck treatment, and that’s why I attribute this vase to them.
A deeply cut hobstar adorns the lower bout of this vase. It is surrounding on all sides by notched prism and fields of crosshatching. The notches prism meets in an “X” in the next portion of the vase and separates two flat hobstars as well. The neck is cut so elegantly with notched prism and giant, concave scallops. There couldn’t be a better way to show off the clarity of this blank. The rim is finished with 4 diamonds – two containing a parallel line cutting, one with crosshatching and the last with a fan.
The vase is absolutely stunning and extremely heavy and large. It measures 14″ tall and 7 1/3″ wide. It’s in perfect condition with the exception of a couple of tiny nicks hidden in the pattern.
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