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Art Glass465 of 21888Unique RavennaMiniature Harrach Peloton Vase
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    Posted 5 months ago

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    These small perfume bottles are, I think, Bohemian or Czech. The peloton rods are between a blue base and a clear or pink tinged outer casing. The inside of the necks have been ground to give a good fit to the stoppers, which is why the blue layer is missing. I know this as my fingers are small enough to get inside the necks! Sadly no stoppers. When you look through the base the peloton rods seem to have shrunk. What do you call a demagnifying glass ? You can enlarge image four to see the effect.

    Height 13 cm./5 inches

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    1. inky inky, 5 months ago
      Nice Peggy, like the blue, unusual (to me anyway) with the clear foot..Possibly by Rückl..
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 5 months ago
      I like peloton glass, and don't care too much who made it, as I don't find it very often. When it is found it's pricey, though these came in a swap.
    3. Ivonne Ivonne, 5 months ago
      I didn't think about them as perfume bottles but now I can see you're right.
    4. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Peloton - you know how I love it, Peggy. These are so special & even better to have a pair!
    5. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 months ago
      nice pair... congrats
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 5 months ago
      @Ivonne At least you know I went away happy, Iwona. I only saw them as peloton. Only recently have I realised they must have had stoppers.
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 5 months ago
      @IronLace The camera has made them look almost luxurious, Marin. In real life the feet look clear with a slight peach tinge.
    8. sklo42 sklo42, 5 months ago
      @kivatinitz Thank you so much, Sylvia.
    9. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 5 months ago
      Those are great, I've never seen Peloton perfume bottles!

      Peloton was first invented by and patented by Harrach. At the time, the factory was managed by a Kralik, and he later went on to work at the Kralik factory, so no doubt they made it as well. I had written an article about the subject online, but let my website go, but Warren wrote a CW article about the subject, here's a cut & paste of it for your reference:

      Wilhelm Kralik, an employee of the Harrach glass works in Neuwelt, Bohemia, was granted a British patent on October 25, 1880 for a method of "ornamenting glass articles". The last photo is a scan from the book

      Abridgments of Specifications
      Class 52,
      Furniture and Upholstery
      Period-A.D. 1877-83.

      Patent Office Sale Branch
      38, Curator Street, Chancery Lane, E.C.

      This volume is in the public domain, and is available as a free e-book on Google Books.

      It is interesting that the patent was filed in England - Harrach produced a wide range of products for the English market in the Victorian era, so it does make sense.
    10. kralik1928 kralik1928, 5 months ago
      Yay, nice set, I would get the generic crystal stoppers not black ones- they look great
    11. sklo42 sklo42, 5 months ago
      I wasn't actually thinking of getting stoppers. I'd assumed the stoppers would have been blue to hide the clear glass at the neck. And if so getting a match would be impossible.
    12. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 5 months ago
      @sklo42 - I'm doing a presentation this Friday on 100 years of Harrach perfumes for the IPBA Convention. Would you mind if I used a photo of your wonderful Harrach Peloton perfumes?
    13. sklo42 sklo42, 5 months ago
      Not at all. I'd be pleased. Anything that adds to the body of knowledge is good. Peggy
    14. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 5 months ago
      Thanks so much Peggy, that'll be great to have your set as an example of their work!

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