Extremely Rare J. Hoare Manitou Bowl SOLD
The Manitou pattern is one of Hoare’s best and rarest patterns. It is one of their old designs and as a result is on a wonderful blank and beautifully wood-wheel polished.
The Manitou pattern has a central, deep hobstar surrounded on all sides by sharp hobnail cutting. Nestled in between the hobnail are more deep hobstars which are covered on four sides by fan cutting. Housing each of those hobstars are deeply and perfectly conceived tusks. These tusks were one of the most difficult motifs to cut in the Brilliant Period and were conceived strictly by the cutter’s judgment. Hobstars adorn the edge of the bowl to finish out this rare design.
The bowl is in perfect condition and on a stunning blank which is necessary to show off the tusk cutting. It measures 9 1/4″ wide and 4″ tall.