|Title:||Hand Blown Compote|
|Date/Era/Period:||Early 20th century (circa 1910-1940)|
Appears to be a handblown compote glass bowl, which would have been used to hold sweetmeats or icecream, possibly sherbet. The item was handblown with a small amount of gilding infused into the glass while it was being blown. The glass appears to give off an iridescent quality which is often called favrile, because of the shimmering texture. The condition is absolutely excellent with no chips whatsoever or flea bites.
|Condition:||appears in overall excellent condition with no cracks or chips|
|Appraised By:||Rachael Goldman|
Given that this is an example of an unmarked glass item which is considered an art glass item, it is in good condition. It is not possible to state a maker because these items were produced in such a large quality and by so many different firms, but one thing is sure is that it is American made and at least 4 would have been made to compliment the set for sherbet or dessert.
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