Extremely Well Done Carafe in Hawkes’ Kensington – SOLD
This is one of the best carafes I’ve ever seen. Cut in Hawkes’ extremely desirable Kensington pattern, it is highly detailed from top to bottom. It is signed with the Hawkes’ trademark on the base.
The Kensington pattern is incredibly cut on this piece. Large hobstars surround the widest portion of the piece. Underneath each is a triangular field of Hawkes’ Kohinoor cutting. Each triangle intersects at a tiny richly cut hobstar. Coming up from the base is a graduating chain of hobstars separated by triple mitre cutting. The neck of this carafe is extremely impressive – it alternates with flut cutting and hollow diamond. It’s astonishing how much precious work went into this one piece.
The carafe measures 8 1/2″ tall and 6″ wide. It is in nearly perfect condition with only a few tiny nips to the cutting. The blank is outstanding and the meticulous pattern shines beautifully.