Posted 10 years ago
The friend I traded with to get this vase referred to it as his "tomato" vase, and I can see why! Although there is heavy purple iridisation on the outside, the glass underneath is as red as the ripest tomato! The floral enamels are just beautiful, and the quality of the piece is evident. Al has great taste!
Thanks to the newly released book From Neuwelt to the Whole World/300 Years of Harrach Glass, edited by Jan Mergl, I can now positively confirm the Harrach attribution. The last photo shows a scan from the book of a cameo piece in the same form, indicating that the form dates to 1896, Prod. Nr. 1720/5.