This is a stellar 7″ plate in Sinclaire’s Lace Hobnails & Engraving. The exact piece is shown in the H.P. Sinclaire, Jr, Glassmaker Vol. 1 on page 70. It is signed in the center with the Sinclaire trademark.
The cutting on this piece pops off the glass with dazzling brilliance. The center is cut in a triple mitre Trellis design. Despite the relatively thin blank, there is staggering depth to this cutting. The border is done in lattice work that frames flowers flanked on either side with foliage. The cutting and engraving contrast is sublime.
Some Sinclaire glass is gray or almost yellow, but the blank on this piece is stunningly clear! It’s in perfect condition with hardly a scratch on it and measures just under 7″ wide and 3/4″ tall. I have not seen a 7″ plate of this quality in this style in a number of years – it’s a true rarity and one that exemplifies the best work at Sinclaire.
Pattern: Hobnails & Engraving
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