Gorgeous Hawkes Venetian Fingerbowl – SOLD
This is probably the best finger bowl I’ve ever seen. It has great thickness at the bottom and amazing depth and accuracy of cutting. Hawkes Venetian was an early, high-quality pattern which features the most impressive wood wheel polishing. The design is particularly eye catching on this finger bowl.
The outer layer of the Venetian contains a chain of 8-point hobstars. Each hobstar has a field of fans in between it’s point and a smaller, clear-button 8-point hobstar on the interior. Fans lie in between each of the larger stars. The center and signature portion of the pattern is made up for 6-looped split-vesicas with the finest of crosshatching. Take a look at the photo and you will be able to see how much more quality this piece carries than other finger bowls.
This piece is in perfect condition and measures 5″ wide and 2 3/4″ tall. The blank and cutting are outstanding and the wood wheel polish makes the pattern pop off the glass.