Posted 9 months ago
I'm very excited to share this photo of Harrach basket shapes from the Passau Glass Museum in Germany. With just a small portion showing, the entirety of this cabinet is Harrach and there will be more to follow up on.
Hopefully, this photo will be of help to other collectors of interest so they can form their own opinion. The basket shape from this photo is not very visible and the applied handle on the basket from the PGM photo does not have an open loop at the top. Please keep in mind, there is no factory documentation to say this basket is Welz or Kralik. since the decor is associated with both glasshouses. Inconsequentially, Belzebub who monitors CW and any content on the subject of Welz, will try to say the museum made a mistake, as this is usually said when museum photos are shared and it goes against Welz.
Update on 6/1/2020: Craig Orkney claims by me, "Her claim to support the Harrach attribution is that the basket example in the Harrach case does not have a loop in it."
I would just like to add what is quoted is not a statement. I am simply giving a description of what can be seen from the above photo. Anyone who researches glass should know a handle with or without a loop does not make a solid attribution to ANY glasshouse.
Also in regards to HOW this so called prolific basket shape claimed as Welz. Craig Orkney claims the shape is "Memorialized in a carved medallion over the front door of "House 49"8 which they built in 1920 in what was then Klostergrab Czechoslovakia, now known as Hrob."
My response: A carving of a similar basket shape on a door does not make it so when it is known multiple Bohemian glasshouses produced same or similar glass wares. Obviously, because this posting reflects what can be seen.
Thanks, so much for looking!