Posted 2 years ago
The newly published book "From Neuwelt to the Whole World - 300 Years of Harrach Glass", edited by Jan Mergl, indicates that this is "clearly the most sought-after Harrach decoration of the Art Nouveau period" (among Harrach collectors, I imagine this is subjective), and is available on many forms decorated between 1899 and 1900. Matte iridescent, colorless glass with opal underlay, with large topaz, orange, and pink splashes. Beautiful enameled irises, and shadowy gold decoration (see last photo) all combine to stunning effect. Although this example is not marked, I found a piece that is identical in shape and decoration in an online auction that is marked in gold ink on the bottom.