Posted 9 months ago
Here's a well documented pitcher shape from Harrach. This hot-shaped pitcher came in several different decors and production began in 1890. In the first half of the 1880's Harrach began producing different-colour variants of shaded glass. As you will see from the pitcher in view, this decor is generally considered Amberina. According to Harrach records, in 1881 this shaded colour was called Amberino. Shaded colours of amber and ruby. The 1891-1892 Montgomery Wards advertisement reveals the Harrach pitcher shape and shows the shaded decor was advertised as, Purperina. (see fig.2 )
This pitcher shape came in 26 different coloured variants. Of those examples, some have a optical decor pattern such as Coindot, Crackle, and Geometric Diamond, as well as a shape shift with a different tooled rim. There is even a few examples with overshot / frit on the exterior of the pitcher and beautiful decorations of hand painted florals. This pitcher shape came in two sizes, 6" and 9". Different coloured applied handles were produced in amber and clear. Lastly, from the pitchers I have personally handled, all of them have a polished pontil on the base.
My research findings for the 26 examples can be seen in the FB Bohemian Glass group. (Search for Harrach Floret Pitcher)
Fig.1 Amberino Harrach Pitcher
Fig.2 Montgomery Wards Advertisement from the Phoenix Art Glass Book
Fig.3 Harrach Floret Pitcher Chart from the latest Nuewalt/Harrach Book