Meticulous Pitkin & Brooks Mayflower Cream & Sugar SOLD
Mayflower is part of a trio of P&B’s best patterns, which I like to call the Pilgrim line. Plymouth, Duchess, and Mayflower display some incredible design and cutting and were all quite pricey to produce. This cream and sugar set cost $18.50 in 1905 which was extremely expensive at the time.
The Mayflower pattern features an unusual flat hobstar in the center – it’s almost as if it has too many points in the corners. This hobstar holds two crossing bands of tiny, detailed Russian cutting. Nesting in between these bands are four panels featuring two hobstars each, topped with cane on either side. These panels are encapsulated on all four sides by 4 vesicas of tight crosshatching. The handles are sharply triple notched.
The set is in good condition, with some minor chips to the spout and some additional fleabites. The blanks are phenomenal and it becomes readily apparent why P&B charged so much more for Mayflower than their other patterns. This is certainly one of the highest quality cream and sugars available.