The form of the decanters (and especially the stoppers) reminds me strongly of traditional English rock crystal, as if they adapted it to brilliant cutting. I've seen rich cut Hoare and Hawkes with blank pillars, but the pillars on those aren't so big...not that that necessarily means anything. Nancy has more references than I and Karen/Jenessey has looked as well; you'd think something like this would be represented somewhere among their combined references since it's so distinctive, but again, the fact that it isn't doesn't necessarily mean anything. Sigh. I wish someone around here had extensive references for Webb, Stevens and Williams, and Richardson! Preferrably me
Does anyone know of a book that covers a lot of rich cut English glass?
Nancy, Hoare got some of their blanks from Bacarrat, according to Sinclaire and Spillman's Complete Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning.
So did Hawkes, Sinclaire, Straus and others, as you probably know.