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Sterling Holloware: Compotes

Antique Sterling Silver Compote

An antique sterling silver compote is the perfect addition to your antique silver collection. These gorgeous dishes would hold items such as fruit, sweets, and nuts. You’d even find magnificent and luxurious items such as caviar in these beautiful and stunning sterling silver compotes. Nelson & Nelson has been in business for 45 years; we’re a small business in New York City that specializes in antiques. We have a wide range of sterling silver antiques, so browse through our website or visit our store in the city. We handpick the best of the best antiques for our clients. More than anything else, we take pride in the sterling silver we offer.

Sterling Holloware: Compotes (14)


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BW520

Classical sterling silver compote. Made by John Wendt for Ball, Black in New York, ca 1870. Round and curved bowl mounted to open support comprising three leafing oak shoots with acorns inset with cast figure of standing boy holding a ball in each hand with one arm raised. Domed foot. Reeding and beading.

A fashionable centerpiece evocative of youth and growth. The figure suggests the influence of the Dancing Faun, the ancient statue in the Uffizi in Florence that was a grand tour icon. The... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,465.00
Listed Price $4,950.00
BW507

Pair of Edwardian Regency sterling silver compotes. Made by Graff, Washbourne & Dunn in New York, ca 1909. Each: Round and shallow well bordered by engraved scrolls, leaves, and flowers; center vacant. Baluster shaft with base knop and raised foot. Bowl and foot shoulders have tubular piercing overlaid with swags, and open heraldic shields inset with flowers. Rims scrolled and interspersed with leaves. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s (Bailey, Banks & Biddle) stamps, patent... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00
BW528

Pair of Tiffany Edwardian Classical sterling silver compotes. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1920. Each: Round and shallow bowl on upward tapering stem mounted to found foot with concave center. Entwined leafing scrollwork on well and foot. Well center has hexagonal concave frame (vacant). Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 19783A (first produced in 1920), order no. 3140, and director’s letter m. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 5 3/4 x D 6 1/2 in. Total weight:... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
BW304

Art Nouveau sterling silver bowl. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. Round and tapering with flared rim set in open tendril support on round and stepped foot. Hand hammered with nice shimmer. This design illustrated in: Drucker, Georg Jensen, 1997, p. 213. Fully marked including postwar maker’s stamp and no. 17B. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 1/4 x D 5 3/4 in. Weight: 10 troy ounces. #BW304

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
BV798

Pair of Art Deco Classical sterling silver compotes. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1919. Each: Round and fluted well with central leaf-and-dart flower head. Wide shoulder and reeded rim. Knopped baluster support on raised round foot. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 19560A (first produced in 1919), and director’s letter m. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 4 7/8 x D 5 7/8 in. Total weight: 18 troy ounces. #BV798

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BT839

American Classical sterling silver compote. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1876. Bellied bowl with leaf-mounted c-scroll side handles and knopped stem flowing into round and raised foot. Low-relief ornament on stippled ground. Bowl has wraparound frieze with garlands, leafing volute scrolls, and leaf-ornamented columns between tête à tête gryphons. On foot rim is a garland held up by dancing putti. Bowl interior gilt.

Fully marked including maker's stamp, location "Union Square N.Y.", no.... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,150.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
BQ506

Pair of Edwardian Art Nouveau sterling silver compotes. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1907. Each: Round and shallow bowl on upward tapering shaft flowing into raised foot. Well center solid with engraved leaves and tendrils surrounded by pierced interlaced scroll and leaf pattern heightened with engraving. Rim has molded c-scrolls interspersed with scallop shells. Foot has same engraved and pierced ornament. Fully marked including pattern no. 16975 (first produced in 1907) and... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00
BR256

Greek Revival sterling silver footed bowl. Made by Grosjean & Woodward for Tiffany & Co. at 550 Broadway in New York. Bowl wide and shallow with flat fretwork rim. Ornament applied to exterior: Medallions inset with male youth heads surrounded by leaf-and-berry branches. Bowl underside center has petal lobing to which are mounted two side handles with stylized leaf-caps on split volute scroll terminals. Cylindrical support flowing into domed foot with chased leaf-and-berry bunches alternating... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
BS192

Pair of Edwardian sterling silver and crystal compotes. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1910. Each: Shallow clear crystal bowl with etched flowers and gently turned-down scalloped rim mounted to raised foot with chased flowers and reeded and lobed foot. Pretty pieces for serving or display. Crystal very heavy. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and letters FLM. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x D 7 3/8 in. #BS192

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
BQ932

Turn-of-the-century sterling silver dessert set with world’s fair exhibition history. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. This set comprises 12 plates and 2 compotes. Each plate: Hexagonal well bordered by bead-and-reel surrounded by applied and open rim in relief comprising fruit baskets joined by rinceaux scrolls and garland. Each compote: Same with raised and gadrooned foot on three leaf-mounted volute scrolls.

Fully marked. Both compotes have pattern no. 14175 of which one with... Click for details

Sale Price: $22,750.00
Listed Price $35,000.00
BQ978

Classical sterling silver bird bath compote. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Shallow bowl with turned-down rim and raised foot. Two cast bird figures with voluminous plumage and flamboyant crowns perch on bowl rim, ready to cluck and flap and flutter. Stylized and raised ornament on rim, including leaf-and-dart and dentil. Fully marked with pre-1875 pattern no. 3739 and directors’ letter M (1873-91). Very good condition with deep patina.

Overall dimensions: H 5 1/4 x W 11 1/4 x D 9 3/8... Click for details

Sale Price: $4,200.00
Listed Price $6,000.00
BQ401

Set of 4 Southeast Asian export silver compotes, ca 1920. Each: Shallow bowl with pierced and chased birds and flowers. Enameled rim with raised scallops interspersed with berries and leaves. Support has ribbed knop. Foot raised with applied foliate medallions with polychrome enamel. Foot rim encircled with animals scurrying along leafing branch (also applied). Striking and unusual. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x D 6 3/8 in. Total weight: 41 troy ounces. #BQ401

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
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