This bowl shows a ton of detail and motifs over every inch of the bowl. I have really one seen patterns like this done by three different makers – Pitkin & Brooks, Quaker City, and William C. Anderson (the Sunset shows a strong resemblance).
The first thing one should look at is the center of the hobstars on this piece – 5 miters come together to form the points of the central hobs – this is only seen on the highest quality of pieces. The design splits into four repeating sections featuring a large, diamond shape hobstar. The hobstar is framed on all sides by the tinniest, most incredibly detailed Russian cutting. These Russian loops run to the center of the bowl and meet at 4 tiny clear-buttoned hobstars divided by some very fine notching. The upper end of the Russian cutting is framed by some crosshatched vesicas and large, deep hobstars sit between each of the four sections.
The bowl is in perfect condition and on a dazzling blank – measuring 8 1/4″ wide and 3 1/2″ tall. Quality of this kind rarely comes along at a price like this.
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