This beautiful decanter is shown very prominently in the ACGA Hoare catalog material along with both The American Cut Glass Industry: T.G. Hawkes and His Competitors by Jane Shadel Spillman and Rarities by Weiner and Lipkowitz. While it’s often said to be in Hoare’s Newport pattern this is not true as it’s missing several key components of the pattern. It is however, undeniably an important piece of J. Hoare.
Draped across the front of the decanter is a vesica of deeply cut hobstars sandwiched between two flat hobstars and crosshatching. This vesica is surrounded on all sides by two bands of notching and fans. The notching also frames a long band of cane. The base features a scalloped hobstar foot and the handle is quintuple notched. Two very large, applied neck rings are faceted around the neck and an enormous faceted stopper completes the piece.
The form and mass of this piece are something to behold. The decanter is in perfect condition and measures 19″ tall.
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