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Object Name Compote
Date 1864
Description Footed compote of frosted glass with cut and engraved leaf design.
(Keyword: Victorian)
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.
Earliest Date 1864
Latest Date 1864
Material Glass
Subjects Food
Weddings
Tableware
Lexicon Sub-category Food Service T&E
Associated People Rettberg, Caroline (Stock)
Catalog Number F08.1221
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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