Decorative collectable floral Compotier, or footed compote, cake pedestal, in a gorgeous French Brown Transferware pattern. I love antique stands like this, they are just as happy to display your world famous birthday cake as appetizers, cheese, fruit, or simply hold an arrangement of pumpkins as a centerpiece. This lovely was made in France, in the late 1800's. The pattern is a French Aesthetic movement design, with flowers, butterflies and birds that exemplify the love of all things natural in this era.
Bought in Paris, made of cream earthenware with a gloss glaze, the transfers are crisp and beautifully detailed, detailed with gilt bands. In good condition for its age, there is the craquelure commensurate with the age of this piece. This pattern is sought out by collectors for its country provencial charm. A gracious addition to your collection of luxury French faience transferware, or to begin one. Makes an amazing host or hostess gift when presented with a home made cake! Measures 9~1/8" x 5-1/2"h.