Giant Hoare Eleanor Ice Bucket
This rare, early design was done by Hoare. It’s likely this was a Hoare blank – I have only ever seen them cut it.
Cane provides the main framework for the pattern – housing hobstars topped with fields of fan cutting. Smaller hobstars connect the rest of the pattern together at the base of the cane. One of the main draws of the pattern is the vesica featuring a clear tusk (one of the most difficult motifs to cut) which look like gorgeous, clear icicles placed within the busy pattern. These tusks extend and pierce the center of the bowl. Rich, sharp hobstars sit between each point of the pattern at the edge.
The piece is in perfect condition and measures 9″ wide and a deep 5 1/2″ tall.
Ref: 3701 - Price: $ 800 --