Interesting addition to Comport, the first word on this thread.
The use of Comport as a noun, which I haven't come across in the dictionaries:
A large, covered glass bowl on a stem, which can be used as a serving piece for compotes
Cited by Replacements, Ltd. Dean's Corner
"Most tableware glossaries define “compote” as a large, covered glass bowl on a stem, which can be used as a serving piece. These items were commonly found on tables from the mid-1800s until well into the 20th century. However, at a conference several years ago, we learned from glassware expert Frank Fenton that all compotes are actually comports!
Fenton explained that “compote” was a type of food, and that comports were the pieces used to serve this tasty dish. He then showed us a number of period catalog illustrations [www.replacements.com
] indeed, the glass objects were listed as comports in every instance.
See also LuLu Too's mention of Comportment above
- personal bearing or conduct; demeanor; behaviour.
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