Antique and vintage glassware encompasses countless types of decorative-yet-functional containers, bowls, and platters. They were produced from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. While some collectors of antique glass purchase these delicate objects for display purposes only. Some others buy vintage glassware to use for cooking and serving. Popular examples of antique and vintage glassware include:
A comport is often shaped like a large, albeit flatter, sherbet dish and they are used for holding food. Compotes do vary in shape to look somewhat like vases or candy dishes. Comports are usually more bowl or saucer-like in appearance
Console bowls can be part of larger sets of etched glassware, such as those made by Fostora and Cambridge, for instance. A round flower frog fits neatly into the center of these bowls to make floral arranging easier.