Featured Old Chinese Compote?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by kraftblue, Dec 8, 2023.

  1. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    This stands 3 1/2" tall and measures 4 1/4" across the top. Is it a compote? And how old is this? Thanks.

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  2. gckimm

    gckimm Active Member

    Hi:

    This looks to me to be 19th century or older. It is the simple type of ceramic ware used by the common people in their own homes or in eateries for small items such as nuts, dried fruit, or cookies.

    Greg
     
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  3. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Thanks Greg.
     
  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is Chinese Provincial ware, probably made in Dehua, Fujian Province, on the southeast coast of China. A lot of Fujian ware was made for export to other parts of Asia.
    It is too shallow to be a compote dish, and as Greg explained, it wasn't used for compote.
    In the West we often use the Italian word 'tazza' for this type of elegant footed dish, also when it is Chinese. Footed dish is a more neutral term though.
     
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  5. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Thanks Any! I thought it was an interesting item
     
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is. I bought a similar one just after China opened to the West again. There was a department store in my town that had a Chinese exhibit which included antique Provincial ware.
     
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