The gorgeous ornate type of repousse work done by Kirk & Son was called Baltimore Style after the company's home town. In this wonderful example of their work, hailing from 1925-32, the wide, rolled rim of the compote is covered with repousse and hand chased flowers and foliage. Roses, chrysanthemums, forget-me-nots, and daisies are interwoven with a variety of leaves against a fabric-like textured background. Containing this naturalistic profusion is a long jointed stem which forms the edge of the bowl. The bottom of the foot is stepped in Deco style.
The hallmarks on the underside read S. Kirk & Son Inc. Sterling 418 A. Measurements are: 7.5" wide at the top, 3 5/8" across the foot and 3 5/8" high. It weighs 282 grams, just over 9 troy ounces. There is no monogram, no dents, cracks or repairs.