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    Posted 6 months ago

    glassiegirl
    (91 items)

    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

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 6 months ago
      As you know Leah I am not a collector of Czech glass but am always interested in it and admire it.
      Beautiful pieces and you do great research!
    2. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 6 months ago
      Awww! Thank you, Karen. That is exactly how I feel about you when it comes to your lovely examples of Japanese glass. I've always enjoyed your art glass findings and wish I could find some of the intriguing examples you have acquired over the years. Thanks, again, Karen. :) It's always a joy to be in the company of someone who enjoys glass!
    3. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 months ago
      Persistence, effort and time, this is all about, and you two prove here and on many occasion.
      Oh I love to read Karen comment and your reply, you are both great glass collector and researcher.
      I just start to get lot of fun collecting and researching on Heckert Glass from Petersdorf In Silesia, Germany, I just add a great piece in my collection, it's in the mail, I will be thrill to post here very soon to get your opinion, and of course Karen always say something very interesting as well.
      Take care Leah, keep them coming very interesting to read what you find and to learn.
      Alan
    4. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 6 months ago
      Hi Alan, you're so thoughtful and definitely part of the research club with your beautiful findings that you've shared through the years. Heckert certainly produced some amazing designs, and has been gaining a lot of interest with collectors. Can't wait to see your new acquisition. I'm sure it is just as lovely as you are Alan. Thanks, so much for the wonderful and uplifting compliments.
    5. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 6 months ago
      Thank you, Blunderbuss, Brunswick, modfather, VioletOrange, Kevin, Charcoal, Phil, Broochman. Aura, Newfld, Alan, Larskel, fortapache, Kwqd, Karen and Hoot60 for the LOVES! :)
    6. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      Beautiful, back in the day pouring drinks from lovely pitchers was a daily way of doing things, gracious!

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