Very few covered casseroles or sweet meet compotes from the Brilliant Period exist – most are on small squat foots, so to have one this tall, is almost unheard of. Smaller, squatier ones in simple designs like Hawkes’ late Russian sell in excess for $2000. This is priced well below those and is, in my opinion, much nicer. This piece is signed by Taylor Brothers on the base.
The design on this piece features large, deeply cut hobstar. They are arranged in a star of David formation with crosshatched points and fans. The crystal clear stem is faceted in two direction leading to a 24-point hobstar. My favorite part of this piece is the finial – somehow they carved a deeply cut hobstar right on top – where normally you’d see a faceted knob.
The compote is in perfect condition and on a crystal-clear blank. It is quite heavy and measures 9″ tall and a very wide 8 1/2″.
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