This is a Bohemian art glass vase. The glassmaker is Harrach. The date is the 19th century, circa 1875.
The vase is 15 3/8" high and 9" wide from handle-to-handle.
The glass is gray, like opal glass, and you can see your hands through the glass when peering into the middle. The shape is one of a round ovoid body resting on a large round open foot. The neck is short and the rim is cut into arches or arcs. There are two applied side handles made of black glass with round thumbprint indentations on each side and decorated in hand painted gold.
Harrach is well known for the exceptional enameling of the glassmaker's artists. This vase is just gorgeous with large colorful leaves, bright yellow flowers and bright white berries. There are some unavoidable light glares on the vase that may show as washed out areas on the enameling; however in reality the enameling is bright and vivid. The back of the vase has a long stem of bright leaves and white berries.
A gold design is painted around the rim and on the foot.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks other than one tiny fleabite nibble on the edge of the rim. There is age wear to the gold trim around the foot, the rim and the side edges of the black glass handles. There is a short fold line in the glass on the inside.
There is a red enameled number on the underside of the foot well that appears to me to be "14.." but might be another number.
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