Mercedes is one of Clark’s premier patterns – they cut their best blanks in it and charged a good deal more for the pattern. One look at this plate and you can see why – it’s accurately cut and reflects light in the most wonderful ways.
Your eye is immediately drawn into the 4 large hobstars on this piece. Each is deeply cut and surrounds a central hobstar which is framed in a perfect square in the center. In between each hobstar is a formation featuring full fan cutting and crosshatching. Each of the large hobstars is dopped with a smaller, precisely cut hobstars.
The blank of the plate is wonderfully clear and vibrant. It’s in perfect condition with only some minor, barely-there roughness in the cutting. It measures 9 1/8″ wide and 1 1/4″ tall. It is a very heavy piece and worthy of a fine home.
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