This is a Bohemian art glass vase. The glass maker is Harrach. The date is towards the end of the 19th century, circa 1880.
The outer glass is a pink opal or opaline. The inner layer of glass is a white opaline. You can see your fingers through the bottom when peering down through the vase, where the pontil is.
The height is 12 1/4" and the width of the upper belly is 4".
The shape is one specific to Harrach with a geometric rim that is polished flat. There is one small nick or rough spot on the left side of the rim and I point to this spot in red in two photos. The food is round. The body is cylindrical and tapers to the neck.
The front of the vase is hand enameled with a song bird perched on a branch. There are small white and yellow blossoms and small blue flowers. The leaves are green and blue. Inside the mouth are hand enameled blue flowers and green leaves. The top of the body has lines of white enamel. There are applied dots of white enamel around the foot.
The gold trim around the mouth is 90% gone, which is a good indication of age also, along with most of a line of gold trim around the lower neck. There is fading to the flowers painted on the interior mouth. The pontil is round, smooth and slightly indented. The number 7 is hand enameled on the bottom over the pontil. The bottom shows a lot of age wear.
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