Ready for the Glass Pick of the Week? It’s this gorgeous Fostoria Baroque comport with the Chintz rose etch. Some people call these compotes, some comports. The name came from people using pieces like this to serve stewed fruit desserts in an elegant fashion. The fruit desserts were called compotes, thus we call these pretty shapes with wide, shallow bowls on an elegant pedestal stem.
Compotes come in and out of style. Lately I’ve seen them used with flowers or even candles plus greenery. People like to use the stem shape to let flowers drape down the compote and give vertical interest to their arrangements.
I really like Fostoria’s Chintz etch. It is one of their many patterns with rose blossoms, but what makes Chintz stand out is the detail. Chintz has intricate stems and leaves and even thorns! The design trails around the piece and looks like an old-fashioned climbing rose. It’s really pretty.
The compote itself is Fostoria Baroque. You can always tell that shape by the nifty wings on the stem and the ridges. Fostoria made a huge number of Baroque pieces. The plates, cups and bowls have molded fleur de lis around the rim. Candle holders and other accessory pieces have the curved, ridged wing shapes like the stem on this compote.
I decided to make this even better for you today and am putting all my Fostoria Chintz on sale! But hurry, because the sale ends April 9.