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Compote

Maker: New England Glass Company (active Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1818-1888)

Date: c. 1857
Medium: Glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 5/8 x 9 3/8in. (21.9 x 23.8cm)
Inscribed: 'Lawrence'
Credit Line: Gift of Marion E. Holbrook in Memory of Horace Norton Holbrook
Object number: 99.35.1
Label Text
“The serving of fruits and bonbons gives the opportunity to display the most brilliant cut-glass, or its comparatively inexpensive substitutes [pressed glass] which are scarcely less pretty in effect.”
--Agnes H. Morton, Etiquette: An answer to the Riddle, When? Where? How? 1894.

“The table for a dinner à la Russe should be laid with flowers and plants in fancy flowerpots down the middle, together with some of the dessert dishes.”
--Mrs. Isabella Beeton, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, 1859.