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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Harrach or Josephinenhutte? 8" tall blue cobalt glass vase. Polished rim. Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style decoration executed in hand painted gilding and enamel depicting hanging lily flowers and whiplashed foliage.

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    1. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 8 years ago
      Hi, Nora - the answer to me is an unqualified "maybe". (either one) - what I think is that the blank may have come from either house (JH is a good possibility), but was decorated elsewhere - one of the many glass refineries in the area. I keep hoping that one day we will find one of these with an original label.
    2. NoraTheTreasureHuntress NoraTheTreasureHuntress, 8 years ago
      Hi There, Thanks for weighing in here. I came across this auction lot with green glass vase pair with similar lily flowers attributed to Harrach that was deaccessioned from a glass museum.
    3. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 8 years ago
      I agree with Warren in so much as I doubt either factory did the decorating, the blank, could be from just about any glasshouse really.

      The piece you referenced in LA is really very different, and definitely is a Harrach piece. If you haven't seen both examples in person, you'd almost have to compare them in person to see the differences, which would be readily apparent (the LA Harrach vases are of a higher caliber).
    4. NoraTheTreasureHuntress NoraTheTreasureHuntress, 8 years ago
      Thank you for checking this out. I did not get to see the green Harrach pair in person and I have not handled enough Harrach to have proper benchmarks. I do see that in the photo of the green vases that the detail is built up gilding and not white enamel decoration like on my blue cobalt. So, 'Bohemian Cobalt Art Nouveau era blank glass vase that was decorated by a 'hausmauler' in the manner of Harrach and Josephinenhutte'...?
    5. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      There is not one thing that I do not like about this great going
    6. Katzl Katzl, 8 years ago
      I think the painting technique on your vase looks really similar to the painting on a vase I just found! Quite "fast" done, but very nice, artistic and skillfully executed.
      Here is my vase:

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