If you read yesterday’s updated post re the Pairpoint pitcher you will know that I sought an opinion on the pitcher, and this compote from the Pairpoint Glass Knowledge Centre. I am happy I did as I received the following information. Unfortunately I do believe that the edges have been ground as they are not rounded like those of the pitcher. Whoever did it was careful as I would never have guessed. In any event I very much like this piece and now I know. Here’s what was said…..
“This comport is a form that several companies made. It appears that your picture 4 shows the piece having a polished pontil. It should ring very nicely. The shape and dimensions are consistent with the Pairpoint A215 Comport. The engraving pattern is extremely consistent with a whole variety of fruit and berry designs Pairpoint did. I do not have a catalog page showing your pattern, but I know that I am missing some pages in this series. The quality and style is what I would expect to see. Pairpoint did use that cross-hatch band on a few other patterns, so that is a consistent element. This was probably made in the 1920s to 1930s by the original Pairpoint operation. The shape is common to find, but the pattern is not. In my opinion, it was made by Pairpoint.
Original posting – January 24, 2012
This pretty comport was given to me by a nice lady who owns a local antique shop. I don’t normally acquire engravings and I know little about them. This pattern is unknown to me. I guess that it’s European, but……just a guess. I bought a book with 16th-18th century English glass. Unfortunately the photos are in b&w. I never thought to inquire. Hard to interpret the patterns. It ‘s hard to tell but the foot is engraved as well. It has such a pretty shape.