Posted 10 months ago
This poor piece was languishing underneath almost 150 years of dirt and smoke in a dealer's booth at the flea market this weekend. This was the same dealer I bought the Moser trinket dish from for $10.00. This dealer is a really nice guy, but glass is not really his main thing. I spotted this piece in his booth and he had $15.00 marked on it. Other than being really dirty, I knew it was very old and looking it over carefully, I could see that there was no damage at all. I said, "how about throwing in this old thing for another $10.00?"
"Sure", he said, and I happily left with my Harrach vase, which after a long soak in soapy water and a healthy scrub with a wet magic eraser, came out really beautiful. The form and decoration I attribute to Harrach, Neuwelt, ca. 1865. The middle two photos show the before and after.