Compote

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Object Name: 
Compote
Accession Number: 
50.4.211
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.5 cm; Rim Diam: 19 cm; Base Diam: 9.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1830-1845
Primary Description: 
Compote. Non-lead glass, colorless; pressed in two pieces. Circular bowl, sides rounding from pronounced table-ring to flaring rim with round serrated edge; smooth inner, patterned outer surfaces lightly stippled background; on sides, four so-called princess feather medallions--cartouche-like ornament formed by scrolled arms meeting at large bull's eye at top, small ringed bull's eye at bottom and with fine diamond field--, from each side, sprays of leaves meeting below star and above quinquefoil ornament flanked by star; on bottom, trefoil between S-scrolls and diamond stars around plain center at which the high conical base is attached. Base, high flaring conical, with round-scalloped rim, beaded bull's eye in each scallop; smooth outside, patterned inside: stippling in outer spaces formed by interlacing ovals, small flower-like motif in middle spaces, beaded oval in upper, ribs to small conventional ornament at top of cone.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S., Source
1950-07-31
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 74, #179; BIB# 30457
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) illustrated, p. 277, fig. 290; BIB# 19272