We love blue glass, and we especially love the wonderful shade of blue that French glassmakers perfected in the 19th century. This gorgeous compote was made by Portieux c. 1900 and incorporates all the color and design that the French mastered.
In the US, this heavy, glass is often referred to as "milk glass', though it is really opaque opaline glass. This pressed compote has a wonderful pattern: egg and dart trim, stippled background, and an historically based pattern called "Chimera", though the depiction of the mythical bird-dragon reminds us more of a French gargoyle.
This compote is in excellent condition, and it is quite rare to find one with its original matching underplate. The compote itself measures 8 1/2" tall to the top of the lid finial; standing on the underplate, the set is just under 9" tall. The compote is 6" in diameter, and the underplate is 7 1/4" in diameter. The set has no chips, cracks, or defects - stunning. The underplate is marked "Portieux" in raised letters as shown.
The set weighs 3 1/2 lbs before packing, and shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail.
Antique Portieux Blue Milk Glass Chimera Compote w Underplate