This porcelain compote was produced in Germany by Carl Thieme Dresden in the late 19th century. It has a diameter of 9 3/4 inches and a height of 6 1/4 inches. The fine quality hard paste porcelain has intricately pierced borders on the rim and foot. They are almost like lace. The center of the compote has a beautifully hand painted scene of a lady and courtiers of the 18th century in a garden. The painting is well done in beautiful detail and vivid colors. It is reminiscent of the work produced by the prominent Meissen factory. The pierced borders have panels of colorful flowers and are outlined in gold. There are borders of ornate gilding framing the central scene. Even the underside of the compote is painted with flowers and gilding.
Condition: Excellent. This is an extraordinary Dresden compote that has been cherished and kept in great condition for more than a century.