Posted 6 months ago
I have been visiting several of the suggested sites and studying in particular the shapes of classic vases made by different manufacturers. The line-up of 5 vases that I put together have the identification ascribed to them at those sites. It seems to my eye that the Harrach vases differ from the Kralik ball vases in that the Harrach shape is widest at the top and tapers slightly toward the bottom, while the Kralik vases tend to be more bulbous. (I couldn’t find enough variations in Rindskopf to make a judgment.) This tapered shape seems to confirm GSO’s take that the first vase I posted was possibly Harrach (see photo #6). Now I’m looking at a new blue/green vase that appear to have the Harrach tapered shape, but with a characteristic I haven’t seen yet—small bumps running between the lobes (looks like someone’s spine). Is this another Harrach feature?