Thursday, June 5, 2008

Minton Compote

I found this compote HERE on ebay for an outrageous price -but wow is it spectacular! I actually have the plate from the TOP of this (the base is missing ) that I got for about $10. It's really beautiful -I love the turquoise and the weaving and the light amount of gilding and have it hanging on my wall.
I just have the plate part exactly like this

But the BASE is where it's at! it's intensely intricate -I could see it as a centerpiece on a very modern Saarinen tulip table -the one with the walnut wood top. The contrast would be striking there, or perhaps just the classic white; I can't decide.... can you see it or am I off?

8 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

The shape is really pretty, but that turquoise color really makes it beautiful.

Be the change..... said...

I'm all about the turquoise color! I can see it with a mound of red candies on it....red and turquoise!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Fantastic shade of blue. What is it called? Bleu Pompadour or something along those lines? I must find out.

Be the change..... said...

Unfortunately, I don't know the official name for it, AAL. It really is a striking turquoise though!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Perhaps bleu celeste ... will keep looking for it ... wonderful colour ... I would love to see panelling glazed that very shade ...

pve design said...

Oh - now perhaps your luck will bring a Cartier watch to you that you could display on that pedestal!
Stunning find!
Served tea to a friend in the tea cups, (from you) she wants them, do you have any more, to buy?

Be the change..... said...

That would be a happy birthday, indeed, PVE! But the ship won't dock for a few more years yet I think! Glad you got to enjoy the cups!!

Style Court said...

Gorgeous! I too think it's all about the turquoise.