Put a Lid on It

27 08 2011

Glass design reached its zenith during the late nineteenth century.  Practical objects and whimsies were produced in equally elaborate style.  This pattern glass compote is a great example.  Standing almost a foot high, the piece is decorated with scenes of ancient ruins and the Sphinx, and an adorable three-dimensional Sphinx reclines on the base.  The perfect place to stash your Skittles.

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