This is hands-down one of the best pieces of Hawkes’ Grecian I’ve ever seen. The blank is nearly 1/2″ thick and exceptionally clear – the pattern displays beautifully on it.
The Grecian pattern displays wonderfully on this bowl. A large 10-point hobstar formation (usually fills the center of the bowl. Spurring from each of the points of that formation are 8 large clear-tusk vesicas. Supposedly this was one of, if not the most difficult motifs to cut as it has to be done by the naked eye, rather than tracing a line. These tusks extend all the way into the rim. The rest of the pattern is entirely Russian cutting and the contrast between the clear tusks and the brilliant cutting is particularly striking.
The bowl is very large and measures 10 3/4″ wide and 2 1/4″ tall. It’s in perfect condition and on a perfectly clear blank.
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