Gorgeous Antique Flow Blue Strawberry Serving Compote, complete in three beautifully decorated pieces. Wonderful floral design, the fact that it is both on the outside and inside of the bowl and both sides of the drainer point to the fine quality. Made in the early 1800's, the lid has a large and ornate handle.
A staple of every society table, fruit strainers like this allowed for cook to rinse fruit, and let the fruit remain perfectly dry on the top drainer at the table. To find all three pieces together is a rare treat. Beautiful, this set is unmarked, I believe it to be English based on color. The domed lid has a tight hairline, the drainer insert has an under-rim chip.