Majolica figural compote (fruit stand). White earthenware with polychrome glaze. The stand is shaped like a tree, and the tree top holds a bowl glazed aqua green. A young girl in a pink drape is seated on a rock by water, with a green jug at her feet. The base has blue swags on pink panels framed with green. The underside of the base has impressed numbers "12" and "13113". Made in Europe.
(Keywords: Victorian, European)
|Acquisition||Gift of the Estate of Julia Schubert|
|Ownership and History||
In the late 1800s, arrangements of fresh fruit were often displayed decoratively during a meal, then eaten as part of the dessert course.
This compote came to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1968 from the estate of Julia Schubert of Rosebank, Staten Island.
Table settings & decorations
|Lexicon Sub-category||Food Service T&E|
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, May 2014.|
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