Pair Antique Porcelain Hand Painted Landscape Tazza Comport Compotes c 1860
A pair of antique Victorian comports, tazzas or centrepieces ( compotes in the USA). Each is made of porcelain with a central hand painted idyllic landscape and short trumpet shaped stem or base.
They are a most attractive pair of dished porcelain comports that would have originally formed part of a dessert service. They date to the mid 19th century during the reign of Queen Victoria circa 1860. They are unmarked as is often the case with items of this period but they are clearly by a good factory as they are very good quality and the standard of decoration is high.
The comports have turquoise borders to both foot and bowl and at the centre of each is a beautifully hand painted landscape - one showing a ruined Gothic Abbey with trees and birds in the foreground and a lake and mountain peaks in the background. The other shows a lake with boats and a fisherman and trees and a castle in the foreground. The scenes are very well executed. As well as this decoration, there is decorative gilding around the scalloped peach coloured rims featuring a chain and dot type border. There is a painter's or pattern number 3 to the underside of the bases.
They are in very good order but the one with the ruined Abbey scene has been broken at the stem, on the joint and has been re-glued. The other has a stress crack on the underside of the base. These are not obvious nor detracting - see images. The comports are a lovely pair for display and use.
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Height 4 1/2 inches ( 11.5 cm)
Diameter 8 1/2 inches ( 21.5 cm)
Weight 975 grammes unpacked