This may seem hard to believe, but this is the second one of these vases I’ve had the opportunity to sell. I never thought I’d have the opportunity to find and sell another. It is cut in P&B’s Plymouth pattern and is on a massive blank. Plymouth was one of P&B’s best designs and two handled vases like this rarely come in this quality.
The pattern consists of diamond shaped fields. These fields are filled with seven tiny, flat hobstars and feature cane at both the top and bottom. The cane runs into a tiny bit of crosshatching, which is particularly unusual. The diamonds are framed by four crosshatched vesicas. Each of the main motif are divided by a pillar of notching which leads to an alternate notching cut topped with fans. The rime features the same treatment with a step-cut neck. The handles, which are annealed perfectly, are triple notched and the base is covered with a 24-point hobstar.
The vase is in exceptional condition – I can’t find any damage at all. It is a whopper of a blank and weighs a ton- measuring 10″ tall and 9″ from handle to handle! The glass is perfectly clear and the piece shines like few do. I think this is one of the finest pieces P&B every produced and the last one sold immediately. Don’t miss another – there aren’t many of these out there.
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