This bowl by Tuthill proudly displays some of their best work. Three fruits are included in the pattern – blackberries, cherries and grapes. Interestingly, the bowl is signed by Tuthill twice – once in the center and once on the underside. I’m not sure the reason for this, but I’m guessing that one worker missed another’s work.
The deeply carved intaglio fruit really speaks for itself. The engravers at Tuthill were masters and this bowl clearly shows why. The fruit is so appetizingly realistic that it seems one should be able to pluck a morsel from the vine. The pattern is divided into frames by silvery crosshatching which is very similar to their Geometric & Wildrose pattern. All three fruits surround a central cluster of grapes in the center.
The blank of this bowl is excellent – especially for Tuthill. It’s also quite heavy and measures 9″ wide and 2″ tall. It’s in good condition with only some minor flakes around the rim. I’m offering this at a bargain price for such an incredible example of Tuthill’s work.
Pattern: 3 Fruits/Geometric
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