This is a Bohemian art glass vase. The vase is not signed; however the maker is Harrach. The date is circa 1890.
The vase is about 3 ¼” high and about 4” wide at the belly.
The glass is a dark red, almost purple, over a white glass, known as oxblood.
The hand enameling is done in thick raised gold. The front of the vase shows flowers that look like daisies on long stems with leaves. The back of the vase shows one lone dragonfly.
The pontil is round, slightly concave and polished smooth. However there are some cuts or creases in the glass inside the pontil circle that give an appearance of roughness. A little bit of the white inside glass shows through to the pontil.
The inside of the vase has one brown protruding small circle on the glass, and a few indented circles, and these are perhaps old glass bubbles. The rim around the mouth and neck had a gold trim at one time and it is mostly worn away. The bottom of the glass shows scratches and wear due to age and use. The bottom edge has a few tiny creases in the glass that are not nicks, but some slight folding in the glass. There are some scratches on the outside red glass, and they can be seen if held up to a strong bright light. There is a little bit of wear to the gold enamel decoration.
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