Incredible J. Hoare Handled Vase – SOLD
Wow! Just feast on the pictures of this piece. You’re viewing an extremely beautiful and unusual vase by J. Hoare. The vase is in the identical pattern of a decanter shown in the ACGA catalog reprint – I’ve attached a photo of that decanter below. While this pattern has often been referred to as the Newport pattern, I think it’s a slight variation and much better quality than most Newport I’ve seen.
What’s not to like about this vase – aside from being a beautiful and heavy bowling pin shape, it has two handles which perfectly attach to the piece at 90 degree angles. The pattern on the vase consists of one large hobstar with a much smaller, flatter one above and below it. Notched prism separates two large bands of cane. The handles are cut in pattern with both crosshatching and fan on them! The neck of the vase features a very unusual flute cutting split by deep panel cuts. A split crosshatching motif adorns the rim of the piece and the base is covered with a 30-point hobstar.
There are handled vases and then there is this one! It’s unmatched and unparalleled in form and cutting. The vase is quite heavy and measures 12 3/4″ high and is 8 1/2″ wide at the handles. It’s in perfect condition with no damage that I can find. Just take one more look at the photos and think when the last time you saw anything like this vase?