This piece is undoubtedly made by J. Hoare – one of the masters of the weaving pattern. I’ve had this pattern on two other Hoare blanks excluding this one. Hoare made this same blank in Wheat with the same, old-Hoare style hobstar on the base. Even the handle treatment is one Hoare commonly used.
One thing that’s so particularly incredible about this piece is the three levels of weaving design. The top and the bottom actually continue around the entire piece, even above and under the handle. The two main ribbons of cutting here include fine crosshatching and two parallel bands of notching. Each of these undulate to create the framework for a clear button hobstar. This is repeated in three levels and gives a captivating effect as your eye traces them around the entire piece. The rim has fans and the base is finished the old Hoare-style hobstar.
The pitcher is in perfect condition with no flaws and measures 10 3/4″ tall and 3 3/4″ wide. It’s on a water-white blank which is entirely wood-wheel polished to a gorgeous radiance. You’ll be hard pressed to find a pitcher this nice in this price range.
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