Posted 4 years ago
My last post also concerned a Bohemian vase from the Victorian period. When it transpired that I do not own the books commonly known as the Passau Museum Catalogs Craig posted a link on that post so that I could see all the items under discussion.
Imagine my surprise to find that, on Craig's link, the vase shown in PMC III, plate 152, and attributed to Harrach, is the same shape, virtually the same height and has the same rigaree as the vase above. However the décor is vastly different. You can find Craig's link below.
It was common for a maker to produce the same shape in different décors. I think there is little doubt that this vase and plate 152 in Craig's link are the same vase, except for the décor that is. That said I do not know where the truth lies, as to maker.
Whilst I do not know where the truth lies I do believe that reference books can become outdated (in all spheres of knowledge) as more information presents itself. There will always be periods when new information arrives to upset the status quo.
Would anyone look at this vase and immediately say Harrach? I think not.
This time I would prefer that any comments are factual and confined to glass.
Height 21 cm.