This is a gorgeous petite Bohemian art glass vase. The maker is Harrach. The date is the 19th century, circa 1885.
The vase is 3 7/8” high and 2 ½” wide at the belly.
The glass is red, or cranberry, over a white opal interior. There is also a clear outer layer of glass.
On the front and back is a wild mallard duck in flight, with green leaves below. The enameling is exceptional, some of the best I’ve seen on glass.
There are raised blue enamel dots below the mouth and around the foot. There is gold gilding around the mouth, the neck, and the foot.
If you look closely, perhaps in the photo where the vase is laying on its side, and if you zoom in, you can see that there is clear glass between the belly and the foot. This means the glass blowing process was very high end.
The rim is polished flat with a tiny bevel on the inside.
The foot is hollow and on the underside is hand painted the number 4.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. There is a dark fleck inside on the white opal.
This tiny vase is exceptionally beautiful and gives one an idea of the quality of Harrach glass from this time period.
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