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Late 19th Century French Hand-Carved Alabaster Compote or Pedestal Bowl


This alabaster compote from the late 19th century features deep relief hand-carved detailing of grape vines and leaves around the rim. Three carved dolphins with intertwined tails form the base and stem. Originally used to serve candies, fruits, or nuts, this piece would also be ideal for a floral arrangement, circa 1890.  


  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good. Minor chips on the carving. One missing vine section.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 7 in.

    H 17.78 cm

  • Diameter
    8 in. (20.32 cm)
  • Seller location
    Fayetteville, AR
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