Posted 2 years ago
I have just added this unusual Enameled Satin Rainbow vase to my small collection of Harrach pieces, which makes a grand total of 3!!
I just love this, and particularly the way the fruit blossoms are illustrated in both blue and pink to match the glass. It's 13" tall and crushingly pretty.
While I am still primarily a collector of inter-war bohemian glass, during the process of internet searching, I will not miss an opportunity to both educate myself about other makers and also grab good pieces of quality glass when the opportunity arises. At the time I grabbed this piece, I really had no idea if there was such a thing as Harrach Satin Rainbow Glass, I just knew it was a quality piece, with all the tell-tale signs of Harrach quality enameling. Alisa at the guildedcurio helped me identify this as very likely Harrach, there are no marks so I guess no one could be 100% sure.
I guess a few years ago I would have completely overlooked Harrach as being "granny glass" and of no interest to me. But in the process of collecting you can, if open-minded have your eyes turned to the fine art and high quality craftmanship of makers other than Loetz and Kralik et al. I collect on a budget so this came at the price of a steak dinner and a bottle of wine for two - not bad eh? Guess we're eating in tonight! Don't tell the wife!!!
Perhaps I should have saved this for my 100th post!