Pair Antique Neo Classical Marble Glaze Pottery Comports - Early 19th Century (Code 0875)
An intriguing pair of 19th century pottery comports. The swirled decoration is most unusual and looks like slip glaze, but appears to be a brown glaze mixed with the clear before firing. They are potted hollow and both have one hole in the base and three in the rim to allow air to escape during firing. They have gadrooned rims and look like miniature copies of garden urns. There are no marks to assist with identification, but the style and production suggest early 19th century for the period. They were probably used for bonbons or exotic fruits. Lovely looking pieces and I doubt you are ever gong to see another pair the same.
Both with obvious crazing and fine hairlines. One has a chip under the rim and both have slight nicks and glaze losses in places. One example has a ridge line in the center of the bowl with glaze accumulation, this is a firing flaw. Still a fine and early pair of very interesting comports.
Height: 14 cm ( 5 1/2 inch )
Width: 21.5 cm ( 8 1/2 inch )
Weight: 1956 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 0875 NV17-3
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