This carafe has been part of my personal collection for 15 years. It’s now time to give it a new home. I always appreciate how much work was put into the piece – especially with the neck cutting. It’s signed on the base with the Hawkes trefoil.
The Lorraine pattern consists of 2 brilliantly cut hobstars each descending in size towards the top. In between each diamond shaped hobstar are 3 large bands of notched prism, fanned out for a sweeping effect. The upper hobstars are cut with incredible precision and surrounded with crosshatching. The base of the decanter is very thick, heavy, and finished with a rayed star. The neck of the piece is extremely impressive – it’s alternating panels of flute and tiny hollow diamond must have taken a very skilled cutter to achieve.
Again, the carafe is very heavy and measures 8 1/2″ tall and 5 1/2″ wide. It’s in perfect condition, free of any defects. I’m offering it at the exact price I paid 15 years ago.
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