I’m pleased to be able to offer this world-class piece by the makers at J. Hoare. While the pattern doesn’t have a name, it was cut exclusively for use with silver. It’s shown in the Gorham archives and J. Hoare catalog reprint. The silver is marked Gorham which can be seen below.
The pattern begins with a band of cane. This cane frames some hobstars draped in combination with crosshatched panels and clear block panels with fans. The crosshatched portions each have two deep miters cut from the sides through the crosshatching. This portion of the pattern makes up both the top and bottom of the pitcher. Separating that part of the pattern is an extremely sharp cluster cutting featuring sections of six hobstars each. I count, in total, 54 incredible hostars on this piece. The handle is fluted and notched and a 32-point hobstar adorns the base.
The blank of the pitcher is ultra-clear and of the highest stard in brilliance. This piece will surely be the highlight of a collection. It’s in mint, original condition with the exception of one small flake to the spine of the handle. The ruffled silver rim is also in miraculously perfect condition. The pitcher measures 12 1/4″ tall and 5 3/4″ wide. I rarely use this term, but this piece is museum-quality and of the highest caliber produced during the Brilliant Period.
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