Particularly Unusual Hawkes Two-part Server – SOLD
This form is so seldom seen – a multipart server – maybe for dip or a floral arrangement. It’s signed Hawkes with the trefoil trademark. The top portion inserts into the bottom portion with a peg and receiver seamlessly. It’s amazing how tight they were able to get the fit.
The pattern of this piece is similar to that of Hawkes’ Alexandria – essentially a modified Russian cut that adds hobstars and crosshatching. The edge of both the plate and center dish are cut in strawberry diamond. while the center of it is cut with a rayed star.
This piece measures 10″ wide and 4″ tall and is in perfect condition on a water-white blank. I have never seen another of these before.