This bowl is cut in Hawkes incredible Imperial design. Imperial is their take on triple miter trellis, but Hawkes managed to make it tighter and stick in smaller, tighter hobstars – with great relief and deep cutting resulting in knobs of hobstars. This pattern, on a 10″ bowl, brought $12,500 a few years ago at Woody Auction in June 2011. This bowl, less than 1″ shorter in width, is offered at a great value.
There’s not much more that I can say here than the pictures can’t provide you with. Deeply cut triple miter trellis covers the entire surface of this bowl. The hobstars protrude in large knobs as a result of all the glass the cutter removed with the triple-miters. The cutting is over 1/4″ deep in some places. The effect is both astounding and captivating. Because of all of the brilliant cutting, the piece radiates even when not well lit.
The bowl measures 9 1/4″ wide and 3 1/2″ tall. It’s in perfect condition and is very faintly signed Hawkes. The blank is second to none and despite all the busy cutting, the quality and clarity is apparent.
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