This piece was cut and engraved by J. Hoare. It’s ina rock crystal design shown in the front of their catalog reprint. The rim was made by Tiffany – a company with a strong ties to Hoare glass.
The inkwell features a ribbed exterior with flowers, stems and leaves copper wheel engraved and polished. The engraving is very deep – you can fit the tip of a finger in the depth of the flower. The base is cut with 24-point hobstar.
This piece is made of an enormous chunk of glass- over 2″ thick in some places and weighing a ton. The inkwell is 5″ wide and 3 1/2″ tall. It’s in exceptional condition – there is some scratching on the base and a little bit of roughness around the inner hobstar. The sterling has some barely noticeable creases, but functions and looks great.
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