This was one of the nicer pieces done by Fry in their Venetia design. This vase is signed and on an exceptionally clear blank.
The design lays out particularly well on this shape – a vesica with a deep hobstar and fans on either side displays on the front of the tazza. The vesica is framed by a crescent of split notched bands held together by a flat hobstar. In between each of the crescents are two stacked hobstars, crosshatching in fans. The neck of the piece is done in deeply cut honeycomb all the way down to the base – it’s unfathomable how they got the wheel in there towards the bottom. The base of the piece is scalloped and finished with a 24- point hobstar.
I love the form of this piece and it measures 8 1/2″ tall and 5 1/2″ wide. It’s in perfect condition.
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