I’d love to know who made this piece – it is of extremely high quality and skillful cutting.
The pattern of this star-shaped plate features a central hobstar surrounded by some fields of crosshatching which further extend the star theme. After this central portion of the pattern, there are extremely deep, tiny 8-pointed stars. Each one makes a knob on the exterior of the piece from the great depth. The outer portion of the pattern features cane cutting, crosshatching and the most difficult motif to cut – clear tusks. The skill and attention to detail on the plate is astounding. How did they so accurately cut such small and difficult motifs?
The plate is in good condition, but does have one small chip in the cutting in addition to another very small one to the rim. The plate is on a very thick blank for the size and measures 6 1/4″ wide and 1 1/2″ tall.
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