The Eleanor pattern is easily one of my favorites. While it’s very similar to Hoare’s Carolyn, it’s an entirely different animal. The cutting is far more precise and perfectly polished and the blanks are always crisp, blown and clear. I also believe Eleanor is an earlier pattern as I’ve never seen a signed piece.
Cane provides the main framework for the pattern – housing hobstars topped with fields of fan cutting. Smaller hobstars connect the rest of the pattern together at the base of the cane. One of the main draws of the pattern is the vesica featuring a clear tusk (one of the most difficult motifs to cut) which look like gorgeous, clear icicles placed within the busy pattern. These tusks extend and pierce the center of the bowl. Rich, sharp hobstars sit between each point of the pattern at the edge.
The bowl is in excellent condition with one tooth having a small flake at the edge. The blank is spectacular and the cutting couldn’t be better. It measures 8″ wide and ” tall.
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