Extremely Rare Hoare? Cut Glass Salad Set – SOLD
This is the first time I have ever offered a full salad set – with not only matching bowl and under plate, but also matching forks and spoons. That alone is proof to how rare this set is – most sets are just not this nice and in simpler patterns like Russian or hobnail. I’ve always suspected this pattern was cut by Hoare – but I have never seen it identified. The silver is stamped Meriden so some people have thought this design was by Meriden.
This gorgeous design features many interlocking vesicas which house a variety of cutting. Some feature fans and six-pointed stars while others have crosshatching with three deep notching arranged in fan formation. The edge of each piece is finished with fans while the center is finished with the old-style Hoare hobstar. Both the fork and spoon are cut completely in the pattern with protruding hobstar ends.
The set is in excellent condition with no damage and measures 11″ wide and 4 1/2″ tall. The spoon measures 10 1/2″ long. This is a true rarity in American Cut Glass.