Very Rare Sinclaire Engraved Fish Bowl – SOLD
This bowl was engraved by Sinclaire and is signed in the center. It features gorgeous, stylized rock crystal work with detailed, realistic engraving. In addition to the wonderful engraving, the blank is unusual in that it has a ruffled edge.
Polished engraving adorns this bowl with fish swimming and feeding around the edge. Seaweed and other water foliage adorn the edge of the bowl with a variety of depth and styles. The center of the bowl is a complete masterpiece – how they achieved this much detail in this style is barely comprehensible. A whirlpool of a stream covers the entire center of the piece and houses two more fish. It’s absolutely stunning and some of the best work I’ve seen put out by an American cutting house.
The bowl is in perfect condition with no chips or damage. It measures 9″ wide and 2″ tall. The blank is stunning and the interplay between the shape and the ocean/lake scene is ingenious. This is a chance to have a piece of polished engraving at a reasonable price – look at what some of the best (Fritschie for example) rock crystal brings at auction