Gorgeous Hawkes Kings Tazza with Heavy Foot – SOLD
This Tazza is cut in Hawkes’ Kings pattern – a seldom seen design within the royal family – Queens and Princess being the other two. All of these patterns have putnies which provide for a startling optical effect. This piece is signed on the base with the Hawkes Trademark.
One of the most stunning portions of this pattern are the large, clear punties that wrap around the piece. They provide wonderful optics when looked through – like a lens. The border of the is also unusual – it is cut like Hawkes’ Panel design with large scallops and then a u-notch between each one. This rim frames richly cut, diamond shaped hobstars. The punties are divided with a notch and a downward fan. Then there is another additional row of clear-button hobstars and another row of punties. THe base of this piece is awesome with thick, clear glass and a 16-point hobstar with serrated edge.
While the condition of the piece is excellent, it has one minor repair. One of the scallops was smooth out slightly from what was likely a small chip. THis wouldn’t be noticeable to most collectors but should be mentioned for accuracy’s sake. The price certainly reflects the minor repair. The tazza measures 9 1/4″ wide and 6 1/4″ tall. The blank is ultra-clear allowing for those punties and that base to really show well.