This is a wonderful bowl that is reportedly by Meriden. I have always thought it was cut by Hoare and sold by Meriden – you can see this with piece’s of J. Hoare’s Snail also sold by Meriden (often times with their silver). It would seem likely these are by Hoare as they match no other Meriden design techniques. A one-piece punch bowl in this exact pattern sold several years ago for over $20,000.
Deeply cut tusks run throughout this bowl – this was one of the most difficult cutting elements to cut. They frame the pattern like flower petals. A wonderful hobstar formation sits among the tusks with crosshatching between the point s- another old, Hoare technique.
The blank of the bowl is spectacular and all the cutting is wood-wheel polished. It’s in perfect condition and measures 10″ wide and 4 1/4″ tall.
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