Silver Plated Opal and Cranberry Glass Compote with Angels. This beautiful late-1800's pedestal compote has amazing details both in the silver plate work and the glass bowl.
It has a cut, ground and polished border, all on an opal-cut-to-cranberry glass base. The bottom of the glass bowl is cut and polished, transitioning from cranberry to opal (the opposite of the top). Very skillfully crafted by an expert cutter. The interior depicts very finely etched leaves and vines which are hard to photograph but very interesting.
It does show some gold wear around the edge. It also has enameling around the top of the border with some wear. The base has four winged angels or cupids around the feet. There are no cracks in the glass but there are a few issues that should be mentioned.
There are very minor flea bites to some of the high points of the border which we've attempted to photograph. There are two small flakes to the underside of the bowl.There is also a small imperfection on the bottom of the bowl which I believe occurred during the manufacturing process. Please see photos for more details.
In photo # 8, the fusion of the opal and cranberry glass can be seen. When ground it produced a small flake in the process. Even though the glass has these minor issues, it certainly does not detract from the beauty or integrity of the piece. DIMENSIONS: 8" tall x 8.5" diameter bowl x 6 base.
The item "Silver Plated Opal and Cranberry Glass Compote with Angels" is in sale since Friday, October 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Compotes".
The seller is "dtrantiques" and is located in Erie, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.