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Author Topic: Moser or Harrach intaglio vase?  (Read 1320 times)

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Offline Max

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Moser or Harrach intaglio vase?
« on: March 09, 2006, 10:28:29 AM »
I bought this recently, purely because I thought it looked an interesting cut - the vase looked almost bendy!  :shock:   I think it might be Moser or Harrach, but it's not signed.  Does anyone recognise it?   :?:

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1190

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1189

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1191

Forgive my dirty thumbnail...I've been printing!   :x
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Offline Leni

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Moser or Harrach intaglio vase?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2006, 11:04:12 AM »
Looks very 'Moser' to me!   :shock:

Now don't tell me you picked it up for a fiver in a local charity shop, or I really am gonna move down there by you!   :roll:  :wink:
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2006, 12:51:58 PM »
LOL!  No, it wasn't from a charity shop...but it was quite cheap.  I seem to be becoming quite tight-fisted these days.   :P   Probably because I'm skint!  :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2006, 01:31:03 AM »
It does look very Moser

The only point I would mention is this type of vase tended to be oblong with one edge 'partially moulded with a female form - the flowers were then engraved around the moulding.

This is only from looking at a few older and more modern books.

Some say just Bohemian - like the unreliable J Miller 20th C Glass pp172 (this vase is very like yours)

what ever it must be worth a good £100.00 if it checks out as even an unknown Bohemian /Czech maker c1900 - art nouveau is very expensive and there is a lot of wheel engraving and hand finishing in your piece.

Unless you feel the engraving is moulded and then frosted which would make it a modern copy

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2006, 08:56:56 AM »
You'll find various attributions for this type of work, I've seen engraving of this kind by Harrach and by Moser, and by J. Anton Eiselt of Steinschönau - all of very high quality - but I've also seen intaglio pieces from Belgium and Germany of somewhat lesser refinement.  I do not think the quality stands out sufficiently for a confident attribution to any of the big names....

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2006, 09:30:48 AM »
Thanks David and Ivo.

David said:
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he only point I would mention is this type of vase tended to be oblong with one edge 'partially moulded with a female form - the flowers were then engraved around the moulding.


I'm not sure about that David, I've Googled and didn't find any vases with a female form and flowers, only vases with flowers rather like mine.   :?

It would be nice if it was worth £100 though.  :wink:  :D

Ivo, I thiiiiiink you might be right.  I had a really good look at it, and although the cutting is very interesting and deep, perhaps there could be more detail.  The other thing I noticed last night (it's sitting by my kitchen sink at the moment) was that the colour isn't great.  It definitely has a yellowy tinge.  I'm not convinced a top quality piece of glass would have that...

Thanks for making me think guys, it certainly helped.   :D  xx
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