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Object Name Compote
Date 1870-1900
Description 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.
Earliest Date 1870
Latest Date 1900
Material Ceramic
Subjects Food
Table settings & decorations
Lexicon Sub-category Food Service T&E
Associated People Schubert, Julia
Catalog Number F07.2115
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, May 2014.
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