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Unusual Enameled Harrach Hyalith Book Vase

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    Posted 5 years ago

    Michelleb007
    (189 items)

    I am very excited to share this vase with you - it just arrived today, and I took pictures of it as soon as I could. It is an enameled basalt hyalith glass vase in the shape of a book, made by Harrach. I have never seen another vase like it, so think it must be a pretty unusual piece. I am guessing that it dates to about 1880 or so. The 'book' measures 5.5" tall x 2.75" wide by just over 1" thick, and has beautiful beveled edges and carved 'pages' of paper, highlighted in gilt. The enameling on both sides is in excellent condition, and features forget-me-nots. (I have seen this same pattern of enamel on another Harrach vase, so it must be from one of their pattern books.) It appears that there was once additional gilding on the spine, so I have to wonder if it once said something - perhaps the name of the book? Anyway, I am thrilled to be able to show this vase to you. :)

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Just AMAZING !!!!!!

      CONGRATLUATIONS !!!!
    2. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much, Kevin! :)
    3. Darlie Darlie, 5 years ago
      Very nice and unique to boot!
    4. magdalenagirl magdalenagirl, 5 years ago
      Oh my gosh. Forget me nots. My favorite flower
    5. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Thank you Darlie & magdalenagirl; I have some forget-me-nots that are blooming in the garden right now, too! :)
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      A wonderful addition to your 'enamelled flower garden'!
    7. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Peggy, thanks so much! :)
    8. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
      Fabulous find , now I will have to find the another book by the same author :)
    9. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Thanks Marty! I hope you find one! :)
    10. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Very unusual Michele, and I love it!!!
    11. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Rick! :)
    12. inky inky, 5 years ago
      What a great find Michelle007...I wonder if the latetest Harrach book took notes from this one!!...:-)
    13. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Thanks, inky! I wonder! ;)
    14. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      Very unusual and atractive. Perhaps it says forget me not, because of the flowers, a present to be remember
    15. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      kivatinitz, that is a very good idea - it certainly could have been that! Thanks! :)

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