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Miniature compote

Probably England



2 in x 2-3/4 in (dia)


Gilt-decorated red (ruby) glass

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number


Condition Notes

The rim is chipped in two places.


Ex coll. Mrs. E. Tatnall (Mary Corbit) Warner


The gilt decoration on this tiny compote is a band of connecting C scrolls around a center motif of two blossoms and four small leafy springs.  C scrolls encircle the top of the foot, too.  The stem has two gold bands near the bottom.  The gilding combines flat and glossy gold.

The center of the bottom is polished, probably to allow the compote to stand without wobbling.  The polishing appears not to have removed a pontil mark.