It’s hard to know who made this piece – Hawkes or Hoare. Regardless, this is an extremely well done bowl in Persian and Swirl. It’s is much rarer than the Russian and Swirl rendition of the pattern; in fact, this is the only piece in this pattern I’ve ever seen.
The Persian pattern is essentially Russian with hobstars topping the button portion of the pattern. It provides a brilliant, sharp pattern that can’t be ignored. The swirled clear tusk border is really standout. The tusk was apparently the most difficult motif to cut, and was judged solely by the naked eye. The center of the bowl has an incredible 8-point star formation.
The bowl is in perfect condition and measures 8″ wide and 3 3/8″ tall. The blank is of the highest quality and clarity and the polish is the finest wood wheel leaving a radiating brilliance that is unsurpassed!
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