Maker and Age: Harrach (Bohemian); late 1880s-90s
Details: This attractive opaque cranberry to white (peachblow) urn-shaped vase features a graceful hand enameled prunus branch with silver covered blossoms and gold gilt branches, stems and leaves. Flying toward the plant is a dainty gold gilt enameled insect. (The decor is reminiscent of Webb's famous decorator, Jules Barbe. It is not unusual to find this very complimentary imitation of Barbe among the creations of the Harrach decorators. Also I am not at all sure that Webb, an English glass maker, didn't import and sell items from the Harrach factories during very busy times, another factor that could cause some confusion regarding the two makers.)
The vase is cased in white opalescent glass. The bottom is ground and polished and slightly raised in the center so that the inevitable wear is limited to the edges, an often used practice of the Bohemian glass makers. This helps very much to protect the Harrach signature propeller/plume mark (a stylized version of the family crest) as well as the model number "5." that appears on the bottom surface.
Dimensions: 4.75 inches high X 2.5 inches in diameter
Condition: Excellent! There is a bit of wear to the gold gilt enameling on the branches.
Shipping: The vase will be shipped via USPS Priority mail with insurance. International customers, please inquire about availability and cost of insured shipping to your location.
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