This wonderful piece is shown in the new Gorham catalog. The Gorham ledger shows that the glass was made by Hoare and the design shows several characteristics of theirs.
A center hexagonal hobstar is featured prominently in the center of the bowl. It is surrounded on all sides with crosshatching in a star of David formation. Nestled between each of those six points are some deeply cut hobstars and some interesting split crosshatched vesicas. These vesicas frame an unusual crosscut section that is used by Hoare more often than any other company. One other treatment, that I believe is exclusive to Hoare, is vertical parallel line cutting running up to the silver rim. The silver on the bowl is gorgeous – undulating with pierced sections at ever rise. It’s monogrammed and has what looks like a minor crease in the silver. It’s stable and barely noticeable (on the underside of the rim.
The bowl is in excellent condition with no damage. It’s also quite large and measures 11 1/2″ wide and 4″ tall. The blank is quite clear and the silver really brings out the shimmering appeal of this art form.
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