Kensington was one of Hawkes most detailed designs. They reserved it for many special, elaborate pieces, this bowl included. This bowl is over-sized and quite heavy – it is signed in the center with the Hawkes Trademark.
The center of the Kensington pattern is essentially made up of a large 8-pointed star formation. The center of this formation features a large hobstar and the points of the formation feature two tiny hobstars separated by a triple miter motif. The smaller of the two hobstars is perfectly executed and smaller than a fingernail. Falling in between the points of the 8-pointed star are undulating motifs of tiny hobstars and kohinoor fields. The exterior portion of the pattern features eight large deeply cut hobstars.
Again, this bowl is over-sized – measuring just under 10 1/2″ wide and 4 1/2″ tall. It is on a heavy, thick (just 1/2″ thick!), and clear blank that rings with pleasing bell-like tone when tapped.
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