This is a 19th century Bohemian art glass vase. The glassmaker is Harrach. The age is the 19th century, circa 1875.
The white spots in the photos are light glares.
The vase is 13" high, 8" long and 4 ½" wide.
The glass is brown, a color of glass that Harrach produced around the time period of the Centennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. The glass is described as being gray-brown, or "grau." The glass is not totally opaque as you can see the shadow of your hand through the glass.
The shape is bulbous, tapering down to a round point between the four applied feet, and tapers in at the wide neck.
The enameling on the vase is beautiful, and the painting is in the form of a landscape or garden scene that reaches around on all sides of the vase. On the front, a song bird is perched on a sturdy branch. There are blossoms in shades of brown and pink. Rocks and large green leaves are painted around the bottom. The painting is of exceptional quality. Harrach is well known for exceptional artist enameling of their glass.
The four feet are applied and gilded in gold, with touches of white enamel for decoration. There is a little bit of wear and discoloration to the gold.
The gold around the rim of the mouth is mostly rubbed away.
There are no chips or cracks. There are some light scratches in the glass, indicative of the age of the piece.
The bottom of the vase is polished smooth, with some minor dimpling in the glass.
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