Compote, 1849

Summary

This silver compote - made in Charleston, South Carolina by Gregg, Hayden, and Company - is an exceptional example of sophisticated southern design. Filled with luscious fruits or other small indulgences, it would have been a deluxe centerpiece in an affluent dining room in the Antebellum South.

This silver compote - made in Charleston, South Carolina by Gregg, Hayden, and Company - is an exceptional example of sophisticated southern design. Filled with luscious fruits or other small indulgences, it would have been a deluxe centerpiece in an affluent dining room in the Antebellum South.

Artifact

Compote

Date Made

1849

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

68.113.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Silver (Metal)

Technique

Repousse

Dimensions

Height: 5.125 in

Diameter: 10.5 in

Inscriptions

inside of base: GREGG HAYDEN & CO. Marks: in relief "GREGG HAYDEN & CO" in a rectangle; "G/&/H" in an oval, abutting a circle, abutting a lozenge with: "1849".

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