Incredible Hawkes Gravic 7″ Plate with Poppies – SOLD
What a magnificent example of rock crystal this 7″ plate is. It is clearly signed Hawkes Gravic in the center and is one of the best pieces of work Hawkes put out in this style.
The center portion of this piece is made up of 6 petals of clear vesica. Literally 6 portruding clear tusks in which the plate rests on. Each of these is filled with a flower and a laurel. The rest of the plate is engraved with Poppies. The worksmanship is astounding – one can see every portion of the flora down to the tiniest detail. The edge of the plate is bevelled and contorts itself perfectly to fit each flower. The polished engraving is terribly difficult to photograph, but please note not only the detail, but those 6 very prevalent clear tusks in the center!
The plate is in perfect condition and measures 7″ in diameter. The blank is water white and the glass literally looks like icicles. This is true rock-crystal perfection!