The rim is folded over, the foot bottom has a rough pontil scar. The heavy stem is applied. Made of an early type of flint glass metal with a grayish color cast (which is often associated with early pieces). It has a very long sustained ringing sound when knocked on with a knuckle. This compote is very heavy for its size.
Because of it's heavy build/large size, it was likely originally intended for use in an apothecary/store/bar/hotel etc. It's big enough to possibly even be a punch bowl. It appears to be a true open compote because there is not any obvious use-wear evidence that it once had a cover. It is very difficult to find massive flint glass items like this! Nothing else included or implied in this sale.Size : 10" diameter rim, x 8.25" tall with 6 diameter foot. Weight : 6.5 lbs unpacked. No chips, no cracks, no repairs. The glass is not sick or cloudy. The glass has a gray color cast when viewed through the thick parts.
This item has no significant damages, but it does show use-wear consistent with it's antique age and prior utilization. As always due to age and prior usage, the item may have slight imperfections such as minor scuffs, scratches, trim wear, and/or slight manufacturing defects.Please view all photos as they are part of this condition report. Unless otherwise noted, the items for sale in our auctions are antiques, vintage, and pre-owned so they may show signs of use such as utensil scratches, trim wear, shelf wear etc. Please view all photos as they are part of the condition report. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Bowls". The seller is "houseosurplus" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.