I'm listing from Prague, Czech Republic tonight and I just saw a very near compote to this one in the Museum of Decorative Arts, in their art glass displays. They dated it c.1860. About what I thought. Ours is nicer!
The 19th century Grand Tour travelers enjoyed the many spa or baden of Germany and of the Bohemian countries of Europe and thrilled at the elegant and intricately wheel engraved architectural depictions of the old castles and chateau, chalet, worked on items such as this extra large covered compote you see here. These date mid to late 1800s and rarely survive as pristinely as the one you see offered. The lid shows us 6 different renderings in wheel engravings through the ruby layer of glass so the clear glass shows through, and the base of the 2-pc set has another 6, so a remarkably 12 castles in all. And not a chip or bit of damage to report! RARE! This is Egermann, called after the inventor of the decorating technology, Mr. Friedrich Egermann (1777 - 1864) from Nový Bor.
Very good to excellent condition throughout without any damage or chips, cracks, hairlines or tiny nips to diminish either your investment value or your enjoyment of this magnificent Bohemian glass work of art. Make your own Grand Tour of the great architectural monuments and enjoy this as your souvenir. Measurements in photos, but it's over 10" tall - quite a statement piece everyone will adore.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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