Offered is a beautiful antique German majolica comport or compote made before the McKinley Tariff Act of 1891 which required the name of the country of origin to be marked on all pottery ceramic items.
This beautiful compote is marked only with an impressed "30" in the clay. It was hard to photo but I did my best. See photo 9.
This compote features a large greek key border on the top and on the foot. The folded napkin also continues on the foot.
On the napkin is a tree branch with fruit and leaves. Just beautiful!!
It measures 9 inches in diameter and stands almost 5 inches tall. A very handsome piece!!!
It is in excellent condition for its age with no chips or cracks!!! There are stilt marks from being fired in the kiln on the outside of the bowl. A few rough spots in the glaze, all normal for antique majolica.
This will be a fabulous addition to your antique majolica collection yet still be extreamly useful. You can put fruit, nuts or candy in it and enjoy it's beauty all the time!