The Lorraine design appears to be one that Hawkes reserved for major pieces. Look through the catalogs and many of their multi-part pieces are in Lorraine. This compote is signed on the foot with the Hawkes trefoil logo.
The Lorraine pattern consists of 2 brilliantly cut hobstars each descending in size towards the top. In between each diamond shaped hobstar are 3 large bands of notched prism, fanned out for a sweeping effect. The upper hobstars are cut with incredible precision and surrounded with crosshatching. The base of the compote is a large paperweight base – completely solid glass, both scalloped and finished with a hobstar.
This sizable piece measures a full 10 1/2″ wide and 8″ tall. It’s in perfect condition on a water white blank. I have never seen this shape or sized compote before-both that and the pattern make this a rarity.
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