Footed compote of frosted glass with cut and engraved leaf design.
|Acquisition||Gift of Mrs. Violet (Stake) Rau|
|Ownership and History||
This compote was a wedding gift to Caroline (Stock) Rettberg and Ernest Constantine Rettberg in 1864. Caroline was born in Germany in 1841 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1854; Ernest was born in Prussia. They lived in Brooklyn, New York, with their daughters Julia and Rosa.
The compote was donated to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1973 by their granddaughter, Violet (Stake) Rau.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Food Service T&E|
Rettberg, Caroline (Stock)
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