Extremely Rare Hawkes Imperial Bowl – SOLD
This bowl is cut in Hawkes incredible Imperial design. Imperial is their take on triple miter trellis, but Hawkes managed to make it tighter and stick in smaller, tighter hobstars – with great relief and deep cutting resulting in knobs of hobstars. This pattern, on a 10″ bowl, brought $12,500 a few years ago at Woody Auction in June 2011. This bowl, less than 1″ shorter in width, is offered at a great value.
There’s not much more that I can say here than the pictures can’t provide you with. Deeply cut triple miter trellis covers the entire surface of this bowl. The hobstars protrude in large knobs as a result of all the glass the cutter removed with the triple-miters. The cutting is over 1/4″ deep in some places. The effect is both astounding and captivating. Because of all of the brilliant cutting, the piece radiates even when not well lit.
The bowl measures 9 1/4″ wide and 3 1/2″ tall. It’s in perfect condition and is very faintly signed Hawkes. The blank is second to none and despite all the busy cutting, the quality and clarity is apparent.