Object of the Day: An American Cut Glass Compote

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


When searching for a new mate for the orphaned lid of a pressed glass souvenir of Queen Victoria’s 1887 Golden Jubilee, I considered many different options from a silver tray to other items of pressed glass.

The winner of the job is this American Brilliant Cut Glass compote which dates to the early Twentieth Century. American Brilliant Cut Glass thrived from 1876 to 1914. This piece is most likely from the latter end of the date spectrum as it displays a simpler form of the classic pattern.

Rising gracefully from an architectural base, the compote is, on its own, quite attractive, but also makes the perfect stand for an interesting artifact.


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