A compote (or 'comport' from a 16th Century variation of compote) was used for serving fruits, nuts, or sweets, and was typically made from glass, porcelain or silver. Silver examples are most highly sought after, and some of the Victorian examples are exquisitely detailed, often featuring cherubs holding the serving bowls, and floral or fruit chasing throughout.
Hallmarked In 1869
Hallmarked in London in 1869 by Robert Hennell IV, this wonderful pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Compotes, have gilt, shaped bowls chased with floral decoration, held by cherubs which are standing on shaped pedestal bases, with chased floral and scroll detailing. Each compote measures 10.5"(28cm) tall, by 7.5"(19cm) wide and deep, and together they weigh 66.88 troy ounces.
£9,775ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1873
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1873 by Elkington & Co., this wonderful, pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Dessert Stands or Compotes, are in the Egyptian revival style, with the urn shaped central columns supported by three gilt figures of a Sphinx, frosted and cut glass dishes and hoof feet. Each dessert stand measures 17"(43cm) tall, by 10"(25.5cm) in diameter. The total silver weight is 146 troy ounces.
£19,750ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
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