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    Posted 3 years ago

    Michelleb007
    (187 items)

    When I first saw this vase, it was described by the seller, who did not know it was Bohemian, as being an Asian vase in the Chokin style. It was a very good description, actually, as Chokin is an ancient style of Japanese metal work that involves engraving copper and gilding it with gold and silver.

    I feel this Harrach vase was definitely intended to imitate that art form. The body of this vase is actually a uv reactive custard glass (very pale white-yellow) but it is entirely covered in a golden apricot enamel, with accents of gold gilt and what I believe to be silver. It does look very metallic, and has very detailed enamel work of blossoms, leaves and a dragonfly. The base is signed in the typical Harrach numbering system 520/1 P.180, and stands 8 5/8" tall. I believe it dates to about 1880.

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    1. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      Beautiful detail on this one, Michelle.
    2. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
      Thank you, sklo! :)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I think Chokin is a great description, but the base is a dead giveaway! Fantastic buy Michelle, beautiful and unusual. Love the dragonfly.
    4. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
      how sweetty
    5. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
      Thank you, Karen; I am glad you like it!
    6. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
      Thank you, kivatinitz! :)
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      I love the gilding work Michelle, and the color is delicious!
    8. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
      Thank you, Rick. I really like it too - I think of the base color as sort of deep apricot gold.
    9. inky inky, 3 years ago
      fAAAAAAAbuuuulous!!!.. :-)
    10. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
      Thank you, inky! :)

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