Posted 8 years ago
This is a large, about 15" high lamp base, beautifully decorated with a bird, flowers and leaves. The enamel painting is very fine, detailed and colorful, almost three dimensional. The base is about 4.5" accross and there is a drilled hole in the middle, that goes through to the body. The base shows fine circular wear, so I guess there was a metal base connected to the glass in the past. About a year ago I found a pair of vase on eBay, with original old Josephinenhütte paper label. The painted flowers and the leaves showed very close similarity with the painting on my piece. The gold bands with the white enamel dots, around the opening and the base was also the same. So I think, my lamp base is Josephinenhütte. I am still a little confused, because I saw a few similar vases from Harrach. Now what do I have? Josephinenhütte, Harrach or else? Is it a lamp base, or a vase which was drilled later to make a lamp base of it? Any opinion is appreciated!