Circa 1890 Austro Hungarian Empire Harrach Marmoriertes tall cased glass vase of semi double gourd form reminiscent of Asian shapes. Its long, trumpet neck is decorated with greek bands, flowers and garlands in raised gilt and lilac enamels on a pale, pastel-colored marbled ground in shades of yellow and pink resembling a semi-precious stone. This decoration is also often identified as early Loetz Marmoriertes of the same period. The Harrach glass manufactury, also known as Harrachov and Novy Svet glassworks, has a three hundred plus year history. In 1860 Johann Nepomuk Franz Count Harrach ( 1828-1909), member of a prominent Habsburg Empire noble family, took over the administration of the glassworks. In addition to having its own outstanding decorating shops, Harrach made glass blanks for other leading glassmakers such as Moser, Lobmeyr and Josephinehutte. The Harrachov glassworks won major prizes in important international exhibitions including Paris 1855, London 1862, Vienna 1873, Philadelphia 1876 and Barcelona 1888. In very good condition as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 9 1/2" high approximately.
Harrach Marmoriertes Glass Double Gourd Vase Gilt Enamel - circa 1890, Austro-Hungarian Empire