This is a great bowl by Egginton – while this piece is unsigned, I have seen this design signed Egginton more than once and it exhibits many of Egginton’s best technique.
My eyes are immediately drawn to the cascading tusks that run down the side of the bowl. Tusks were one of the most difficult and unusual cuttings of the period. This bowl uses these tusks so effectly – like a frozen waterfull – it’s particularly stunning. Large vesicas of crosshatching border each “waterfall.” Two graduating, richly cut hobstars come up from the center of the bowl which is also finished with a six sided hobstar.
The condition of the bowl is excellent, with only a few minor fleabites in the cutting. The blank on this bowl is exceptional-highlighting all the clear tusk work. It measures
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