Three-Piece Garniture

Vienna was the site of the second porcelain manufactory in Europe, founded by Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier (died 1751). In 1744, Du Paquier sold the enterprise to the Austrian state and in 1784 Conrad von Sorgenthal became its director. With Sorgenthal’s appointment, the factory underwent a decisive change. New styles and decorative techniques were introduced […]


The term compote usually refers to a dish made of fruit stewed or cooked in syrup that is served as the last course of a meal. However, the word also describes a long-stemmed, decorative serving dish used for holding fruits, nuts, or candy…but not compote!