Incredible Hawkes Kensington Champagne Pitcher – SOLD
This is an incredible pitcher in Hawkes Kensington pattern. It’s one of the finest examples I’ve ever seen of the design and the pattern extention is extremely unusual.
Everything about this pitcher is a step above most. Triple miter chains of hobstars extend the entire length of the pitcher to a fine point. Draped in between each chain are two fields of kohinoor leading to oen of the most unusal hobstars I’ve seen. This hobstar is jammed in a tight, narrow space and the clear space in between the base points goes down the entire pitcher – I’ve never seen anything like this. The top of the pitcher has deeply cut hobstars. Hawkes went the extra mile on this piece and cut the handle entirely with triple miter, clear button hobstars and notching. It’s truly a work of art and a highly skilled cutter.
The pitcher is in perfect condition and on an excellent blank. It measures 11 3/4″ tall and 4″ wide and is considerably heavier than most pieces this size.