Featured here is one of the most intensely cut stems I’ve seen. I did have two of these stems but have since sold one. While this pattern is nearly identical to Taylor Brother’s Tayloria pattern, I have only seen this type of base cut on patented Straus pieces. You be the judge!
The pattern consists of a beautiful cluster formation with crosshatched centers. Each cluster is surrounded by a notched prism and two large fields of hexad. The accuracy and depth with which the hexad cutting is achieved is incredible! It wows me every time I handle the stem. The second portion of the pattern features a cane vesica.The neck of the stem has a lapidary knob with air trap. The base is covered in the most unusual (and to this point Straus is the only company that I know that did this) 6-pointed star formation. The outer portion of the stem is covered in notches all the way up to the rim! Again, it’s a most fabulous example!
The stem is in perfect condition and measures 4 3/4″ tall and 2 3/4″ across top.
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