|This compote/tazza is one of my favorite shapes of the brilliant period. It is in their Roman pattern and the exact piece is featured heavily in their advertisements-clearly something they were proud of. I have had another of these before, but this one is larger and the neck column is much thicker.
The Roman pattern features thick bands of cane crisscrossing one another throughout the entire pattern. Small hobstars and diamond-shaped fans connect all of these bands. In between the cane bands are large deep hobstars and flatter ones. The neck of this piece is incredible and nearly 2″ thick of solid glass. The base is also quite thick and features a 32-point scalloped hobstar.
The compote weighs a very heavy 9 lbs and measures 9″ high and 7 1/2″ wide at the top. A spectacular cutting and form is featured here and it’s just an incredible piece to behold!