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Pennsylvania Railroad Purple Laurel Tall China Compote
This pretty pedestal china compote (or comport) is from the Pennsylvania Railroad, in the Purple Laurel pattern. It is in wonderful condition with NO cracks, chips, flakes, hairlines or repairs. There is no disfiguring age yellowing or darkening.
On the underside of the base is an extensive, full railway bottom stamped marking including the PRR keystone logo: made by Shenango China, design copyrighted, furnished by supplier Albert Pick.
Size is approximately 6-5/8 inches across the top and 3-1/2 inches tall, perfect as a centerpiece on the table of a railroad passenger dining car.
PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is plagued with blurry designs and glaze runs -- but our compote is absolutely lovely with sharp, clear transfers and distinct geometric bands.
It does have an off-color tannish spot on the pedestal base which may be a stray spot of glaze color or it may possibly be a surface stain (we have NOT tried to remove it). Also, IMPORTANT -- the inside bottom of the bowl has a scattering of tiny grains in the glaze -- like sand -- please SEE OUR LAST PICTURE, they are hardly noticeable (cannot be seen beyond arm's length) but "they are there."
Overall a gorgeous example of a hard to find piece in this attractive pattern. It would make a terrific "single example" of Purple Laurel, if you limit your collection to only one.
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