Incredible Hawkes Chrysanthemum Set from Rarities – SOLD
This is the only time I’ve ever seen this set offered – it’s the exact set from Rarities in Hawkes old Chrysanthemum design. The set features one very heavy, large tray with 12 matching nappies.
The workmanship on the set is really stunning – with some areas left unpolished for textural contrast as the great old glass often did. Four vesicas sprout form the center of the tray – the interior is a split of sharp crosshatching surrounded by cane. The cane intersects at a large 8-point hobstar with a clear button center. Four giant hobstars sit between each vesica perched above fans. The nappies go the extra mile and have honeycomb cut all the way towads the interior of the bowl.
It’s nearly unheard of to find sets this large and complete and this is done in one of Hawkes’ best designs. The tray is 15 1/2″ long and 10 1/2″ wide and the nappies are 6 1/2″ from handle to edge. It’s in perfect conditio non water-white glass.