This antique Bohemian, cut crystal compote was produced circa 1840s in the Czechoslovakian region of Europe. It is a wide, pedestal compote dish which is shallow enough to serve petit fours or canapes on. It would make a lovely addition to a period home or antique glass collection.
Pieces of this age can be difficult to identify with any specific manufacturer but some design similarities to pieces by August Bohn have made me confident that it is a Bohemian design. The rim of the bowl has a beautiful double scallop with the engraved portion below and concave panels forming the bottom of the bowl. The stem is cut with panels and thumbprints. The base is cut into pointed "toes" and the bottom has a star or cross hatching between which are oval thumbprints.
This is a fabulous piece of antique glass which is in good condition. There are a few things to note as a piece of this age doesn't survive the years without some wounds. There are a few small to medium chips on the underside of the rim. These are not obvious when the piece is on display. I have tried to show a photo with the worst shown. The base has some light wear and a few small nicks from age. The piece has no cracks. It would make a truly wonderful addition to any period home or bohemian glass collection.
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