Antique 1840s Victorian Dessert Service Oval Shaped Comport Compote Cake Stand Probably By Minton in the Argyle Pattern and Hand Painted Flowers
A most attractive antique oval shaped porcelain comport or stand from a dessert service and probably produced by the renowned factory of Minton. Our American customers sometimes refer to these as Compotes or cake stands.The interwoven ribbon border is a catalogued Minton design known as Argyle and first registered in 1846. An example is illustrated in Geoffrey Godden's book, Minton Pottery and Porcelain of The First Period 1793 - 1850 (Plate number 50)
The comport stands approximately 2 inches high and is 11 inches long by 8 1/4 inches wide and weighs 852 grammes unpacked. It has been beautifully hand painted with pendulous red flowers with heart shaped leaves, possibly some kind of Campanula flower.
The interwoven ribbon border features large turquoise dots and smaller gilded dots. The comport is in very good antique condition with just a little rubbing to the painted and gilded decoration and a couple of very minor frit marks, dating from manufacture. Also dating from manufacture is the wobble to the stand caused by a warp to the base causing it to be slightly off level. This is a lovely, decorative item for display and use - perfect for serving cakes or fruit at the dinner table.