nice to see you posting again and thank you for the picture.
I wasn't judging an entire company's output on one vase
Just commenting that there was quite a big variation in quality between this huge vase and my Harrach transfer printed vase. Not to say Harrach didn't make my vase although I have nothing yet in any way to give me a suspicion that they might have done.
Yes having done lots of searching, I believe there was a revival of Etruscan interest again early this century. However I haven't found anything in the style of my vase, or the quality of it, that makes me think it dates to that period.
Re Harrach making this style again in the 20's, do you have any pics at all please?
There is nothing in the Harrach book re this period. All it says on page 188 is:
'The popularity of themes from Classical Antiquity continued until the mid 1880s, when painted figural compositions once again began to replace transfer prints.'
The item it shows above this caption is 224 Two Handled Vase 1885 which is bright pink with a gilded charioteer picture and gilded handles:
'White opal glass shaded to pink from lower end,mould blown, stem and both handles hot-shaped. Matte treated, Classical charioteer figure painted in matte, raised gold and silver. Handles and foot matte gilded.'
The decoration and style is nothing like my vase. I suspect that although the theme was still Classical Antiquity, the interpretation and decors using that theme, had moved on from the 1850s and 60s.
With reference the shape of the very large vase in your photo, it is very similar to my vase, but having played around with photographs of my piece to replicate the photo of yours, I think
it's different. The stem on mine is slimmer and longer/straighter and the egg shaped body on mine is slimmer than the vase in the Passau I think. But it is very difficult to tell from photos.
The only vases I've found that are similar to mine are a pair converted to lamps, that appear to be the same shape but have slightly different enamelling, all the same theme though. The other is the one in the Hermitage that has similarities in the decor but in a different palette and isn't as ornate as mine. On that one, the rim and neck match my vase, but the rest of the body of that vase is a completely different shape.
The last piece is the Nachtflasche I linked to above where the decor is similar in theme and the people are painted in a similar way facially.
The last thing of note is that I believe every little roundel on my vase (medallions in the hairpieces, decoration on clothes, device in the graphic borders etc ) was originally gilded.
I'm sure an id will turn up one day and thanks for trying to help. I appreciate it