As early glass goes, if any pieces of Early American Pattern Glass were
to be thought of as 'fussy', it would be compotes. 
Actually we, a century later, call them compotes, but their first owners might have called them 'bowls' or  'comports' or 'sweetmeats' or 'footed bowls'.  
A definition we like is: bowls on a stand - high or low - covered or not, used for displaying or serving fruits, nuts, pastries, some vegetables or possibly even flower arrangements.  At this time 100 to 150 years later, we can only imagine.   Really, we don't know of any rules that Victorians sought to impose on themselves as to the uses of most of their glass.   We just know that some of these beautiful pieces of glass took lids, some of them used to take lids and some of the lucky ones still have lids.
In our Three Compote Stores, we display only 'high standard' compotes. We have put our 'low standard' or 'footed' compote in our three Bowl Stores, reached by clicking HERE.       
The compotes on this page are "True Open" compotes
meaning that they were never made to take a lid.
To see Covered or Lidded Compotes, click HERE.
To see Compotes that may have once had a lid but no longer do, click HERE.

Damage, if any, to these compotes is mentioned in the listing.
"OD" in these listings stands for Outside Diameter.
ATLAS
This Atlas has not shrugged.  He was made by Atterbury in the 1880s & is shown in all the milk glass books. This form with the "dancing sailor lace edge" is the hardest to find.  It is 9" in diam. at the top edge and 8 1/4" tall.
$125
ATLANTA aka Square Lion by Fostoria ca. 1895.
6" square at top & 7" tall. $135
BANDED PORTLAND
aka Virginia by U S Glass Co. ca. 1901.
8 1/4" diam. Large
chip on side of a
base scallop.  $68
BEADED GRAPE aka California by U S Glass
ca. 1890s.
Top of bowl is 6 1/2" square.  $85
BIRD & STRAWBERRY
A graceful looking compote by Indiana Glass Dunkirk ca. 1914.  It has the ruffled or fluted top edge.  Is 7 1/2" diameter at the outer top edge and 6" tall.
$145
CATHEDRAL aka Orion made by Bryce Bros. ca. 1885.  The amber is 9" across the top.  $85
The amethyst
has been sold.
BULLSEYE VAR. aka Bellaire Goblet #151. Made ca. 1889.
Top of bowl is 8" OD.
$65
COLUMBIA is an exquisite pattern by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton ca. 1893-4.
The ruffled top is hand-tooled. It is 5" across and 5" tall. $38

CLEAR CIRCLE aka Horn of Plenty by Bryce ca. 1890s. It is 6 1/4" OD at the top and 4 1/2" tall.
$45

CLEAR CIRCLE aka Horn of Plenty by Bryce ca. 1890s.
6" OD & 4 3/4" tall.
$45
COLORADO by U S Glass Co. ca. 1890s.
It is 8" OD at top and 7" tall.  There is a small sliver on the side of the design seen HERE. **SOLD**
COLUMBIA by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton ca. 1893-4. 
This one is 6" OD
at the fancy hand-tooled ruffled top.  $48
Makes a beautiful pair
with the one below.
Both for $98
COLUMBIA by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton ca. 1893-4. 
This one is 8" OD
at the fancy hand-tooled ruffled top.  $62
Makes a beautiful pair with the one above.
Both for $98
CUT LOG aka Ethol
by Bryce Higbee ca. 1890s. It is 6" OD at the flared top edge.
$55
DAISY & BUTTON
WITH CROSSBARS aka Mikado by Richards & Hartley ca. 1885.  It is 8 1/2" OD & 7 1/2" tall.
$155
FINECUT & BLOCK
is the King Glass Co. pattern #25 made
ca. 1885.  It is 8 1/2" OD,
6 1/2" tall, has a wafer connection and amber blocks.  $115
HEAVY PANELLED GRAPE by Kokomo Jenkins ca. 1904 has a great mass of grapes & leaves clustered on its sides.  It is 71/2" diam. and 6 1/4" tall.  $68
GEORGIA - the Peach State pattern by U S Glass Co. ca. 1902. It is 6 1/2" diameter at the top and 6" tall.
$42
GEORGIA, a States' Pattern by the U. S. Glass Co. ca. 1902.
It is 6 1/2" in diameter at the top and 6" tall.
It has a lid ledge and could take a lid
5 5/8" OD. $42
EYEWINKER aka Winking Eye by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton
ca. 1885.  The top is 8 3/4" x 9" and it is 6 1/4" tall.  **SOLD**
JENNY LIND aka Columbia by Challinor & Taylor in deep, rich, amber.  It is 8 1/2" OD at the top and 7 1/2" tall.  It is pictured in Lindsay's Historical Glass Book but amber is not mentioned.   It has a wafer connection, finecut design on the bowl base & leaves & flowers design on the top of the base.  $275
JENNY LIND aka Columbia by Challinor & Taylor in pure, white milk glass.  It is 8 1/2" OD at the top and 7 1/2" tall.  It is pictured in Lindsay's Historical Glass Book.  It has a wafer connection; finecut design on the bowl base and leaves & flowers design on the underside of the base.  $215
JEWELED MOON & STARS is a product of the Cooperative Flint Glass Co. ca. 1880s.  It is 9 1/4" OD.  $88
King Sons & Co. made
this apple green beauty & named it FRENCH DOT
in the 1880s.  It is 7" OD
& 6 1/2" tall. $85
KOKOMO aka Bar & Diamond by Richards & Hartley ca. 1885.
Its 6 1/4" OD and 6" tall.  $75
MELROSE
aka Diamond Beaded
Band by Greensburg
Glass Co. ca. 1889. 
5 3/4" OD & 5" tall, in chocolate glass. $155
KANSAS aka Jewel & Dewdrop by U S Glass - the State pattern for the Sunflower State ca. 1901.  I it 8" in diameter and 7" tall.
$75
This compote is known by its detailed design called "Elson's No. 3 etching".  The top is 7 1/2" outside diameter & the base is a swirl type design.  Made by Elson Glass Co. ca. 1893.
$110
OREGON aka
Beaded Loops is the State's pattern by U S Glass Co. ca. 1901.  It is 7 1/4" OD & called a "fruit bowl".  $54
PANELLED FORGET-ME-NOT aka Regal
by Bryce Bros. ca.
1880s.  It is 7" OD & a little over 5" tall.
$66
PERKINS aka Fortuna aka Higbee's Fashion.  7 3/4" diam. 
Good HIG Bee mark.
ca. 1890s.  $68
 
HAWAIIAN LEI aka Gala by
John Higbee Glass Co. ca. 1913.
7 1/2" diam;  7 1/4" tall.  $52
  MOON & STARS aka Palace
is a huge pattern line made by Adams & Co-op Flint Glass Co. ca. 1880s.  It is 9" at the flared top and 6 1/2" tall.  $88
MAJESTIC!
Isn't it?  Made by McKee ca. 1893.  It is 7" in diam. and 7" tall.
$56
 
PADDLEWHEEL aka Fernwheel by Westmoreland ca. 1905.
  It is 6" diameter bowl &
8" tall. Called a "high footed bon bon" in an early catalog.  $48

PLUME
pattern was made by
Adams Glass Co.
ca. 1874. It is 7" in diameter
at its ruffled top edge. $64
PLEAT & PANEL aka Derby  How's this for an unusual
paint job on this pattern?  It is original - almost a goofus look.
Compote is 6" square. by
Bryce Bros. ca. 1882-3 
  $85
PICKET FENCE aka London is a product of the King Glass Co. ca. 1880s. It is 6" square & amazingly no damage. $68
REXFORD aka Euclid aka Alfa by John H. Higbee ca. 1908.  It is 8" OD at the top edge. $42
RIBBON aka Frosted Ribbon is a Bakewell, Pears & Co. special pattern
with dolphins for their compote standards from the 1870s.
The round one on the left is 8 1/2" OD and 7 3/4" tall & $295.
The rectangular one on the right is5 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 7" tall. 
It is a reissue by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and $115.
ROSE IN SNOW  is a popular pattern made by Bryce Bros. ca. 1870s.  It is 7 3/4" across the top but took no lid.
$65
 
ROSE SPRIG
was made by Campbell Jones ca. 1886.  This compote is 6 3/4" x 8" opening at the top.
$75
(see attempt to show 
pattern detail at right)
ROSETTE aka Magic  See the very unusual standard?  It is twisted as are all stems in this pattern.  This is by Bryce Bros. ca. 1880s; 7 3/4" in diam and 6" tall.
$65
SHOSHONE
aka Victor by the U S Glass Co. ca. 1896. 
It is 8 1/2" OD x
5" tall in emerald green.  $72
SHEAF & DIAMOND by Bryce Higbee ca. 1905.  It is 8" OD at the scalloped top edge.
$55
SPIREA BAND aka Earl by Bryce Higbee ca. 1885.  It is 8 1/2" OD at top and 6" tall w/ flared rim.  $65
SHERATON in amber is 6 3/4" at top by Bryce Higbee ca. 1885. $42
THREE FACE aka The Sisters.  This is beautifully engraved, made by Duncan Glass Co.
ca. 1878. It is 6" OD &
4 3/8" tall. It is possible that this is a butter base.
**SOLD**
TREE OF LIFE WITH HAND by Hobbs, Brockunier ca. 1885.
It is 5 3/8" OD. One ball under the base edge is chipped.  $95
U S COIN aka Silver Age by U S Glass Co. #15005 made in 1892.  Frosted dimes around top. It is 7 1/4" OD & 5 1/2"tall. 
$445
VIGILANT is Fostoria's #403  ca. 1896 is beautifully engraved with leaves & vines.
It is 7" across the ruffled top & 6" tall.
$68
These prices do not include shipping & insurance costs.
To see Covered or Lidded Compotes, click HERE.
To see Compotes that may have once had a lid but no longer do, click HERE.