This fantastic, heavy carafe was done by T.G. Hawkes in their beautiful Kensington design. It is signed on the base with the Hawkes trefoil trademark.
Kensington, one of Hawkes’ premier patterns displays wonderfully on this piece. Spokes unfold around the perimeter of the carafe housing richly cut hobstars and clear-button hobstars are tapering upward, divided by triple miter cutting. Sitting between each spoke is a richly cut hobstar flanked on either side with Kohinoor cutting. The edge of the design is decorated with even deeper, larger cut hobstars. The neck of this piece is a work of art, using a very specific Hawkes technique of alternating panels of flute and St. Louis diamond cutting. The base of the carafe is finished with a rayed star.
The carafe is in perfect condition and measures 8 1/4″ tall and 5 1/2″ wide. It’s on a thick, heavy, and particularly clear blank.
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