Author Topic: Gigantic 13"x 9" enamel jug, insects, snakes, drip trail rim. ID = Harrach  (Read 10257 times)

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Hi Mike  :)  thanks again for your persevering which is much appreciated.

The link you gave has now disappeared (I had a quick look last night).  I think that vase might have been made by Harrach.
I can't explain totally why, but I wasn't convinced by the enamelling being the same to be honest.  I've seen a few that I thought might have come from the same stable as that enamelling with those lovely pale odd greeny leaves etc, but none are quite the same (to my eye anyway, I could be completely wrong of course)for some reason.  The detail isn't quite as detailed, the type of enamel/enamel effect used on my insects doesn't 'appear' to be quite the same.  That said, those photos weren't that brilliant so not being able to see very close up perhaps makes it difficult for me to judge. 
I've no time at the moment to devote to some good old searches, but I will try and find that piece again and see if I can find others to compare.  Thanks again!
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Cheers m ,

Here it is again ! [Mod: see below]

It is excellent work ! I know what you mean and I see what you say ... ;)

Now you have to click on 'refine search' and then type Harrach Moser in the search box. Twelve items appear and it's the second one down on the left.

[Mod: Google search link removed. Please see the direct Ruby Lane link in the next post]

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Thanks :) I couldn't get a direct link to put on here either unfortunately.
I've had another look at the enamelling and I don't think it's a match in terms of artist.  The enamelling has many similarities with other Harrach pieces I've seen though although I don't know who decorated them either.  My feelings are that if the glass were mine, I'd be searching Harrach as the maker.
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The problem is, finding examples with insects ...it's a shame there isn't a depiction of a bee pollinating one of the flowers on this vase !

I  think the crackling on your enamelling might be due to added layers of enamel where shading was required, increasing the thickness and also the possibility of  shrinkage... but this is only my thought.

I will carry on searching  ! Might pop-in in a few months time !

 You have done so well in your research and it's such a great topic ! 

Ta , Mike.
Mike


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For the example vase that Mike referred to, see the direct link to Ruby Lane at:
http://www.rubylane.com/item/1156980-moservase01/Large-Moser-Harrach-Decorated-Vase
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Thanks for sorting that out Kevin ...it is a splendid vase.

I found this vase with some amazing enamelled butterflies , but the style might be different and it    is later, for Heinrich Ullrich , enameller unknown.

http://www.canterburymuseum.com/collections-and-research/experiences/real-design.aspx
 
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Re: Gigantic 13"x 9" enamel jug, insects, snakes, drip trail rim. ID = Harrach
« Reply #96 on: October 04, 2014, 11:14:46 AM »
Mike and Kev, thank you for your input :) - apologies for the delay in replying but life has taken over glass for a while.

I'm no further forward on the enameller so nothing new to report.

Mike I just wanted to clarify that one of the reasons I lean towards Harrach on that vase is the way the handles are bent/made and the thickness of them.  It seems like a 'Harrach quirk' to me (but could be wrong,  just gut instinct :) ).
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