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The Harrachov glassworks gets its name from Alois Raimund von Harrach, whose estate it was founded on in Bohemia, 1630. It was purchased by Elias Muller in 1712. The factory was then called Neuwelter Hutte, and in 1764 was renamed Graflich Harrach'sche Glasfabrik. From the beginning of the 19th century, the glassworks was managed by Johann Pohl. Production included engraved glass, cut glass, enamelled and cameo glass. Bohdan Kadlec ran the company in 1884 - 1900, followed by Jan Mallin until 1913, during which time, Harrachov produced Art Nouveau glassware. Harrachov was nationalised in 1948 and became part of Železnobrodské Sklo (ZBS), later it was moved to the Borske Sklo company in 1958, then became part of Crystalex in 1974. Designers at the factory during the 1950's - 1970's included Frantisek Koudelka, Milan Metelak, Milena Veliskova, and Maria Stahlikova. The Harrachov glassworks was privatised in 1993, and is still in production today, now known as Sklarna Novosad & Syn Bohemia Harrachov.

Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.

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Harrachov Czech Green + White Lattice Glass 'Harrtil' Bowl

A clear glass 'Harrtil' bowl / ashtray with white lattice pattern and green trails, made by Czech company Harrachov.

Harrachov Czech Pink Lattice Glass 'Harrtil' Bowl

A clear glass 'Harrtil' bowl / ashtray with white lattice pattern and pink trails, made by Czech company Harrachov.

Harrachov Czech Lattice Biomorphic Glass 'Harrtil' Bowl

A clear glass 'Harrtil' bowl / ashtray with white lattice pattern and green trails, made by Czech company Harrachov.

Harrachov Czech White Lattice Glass 'Harrtil' Bowl

A clear glass 'Harrtil' bowl / ashtray with white lattice pattern, made by Czech company Harrachov.

Harrachov Czech Pink Lattice Glass 'Harrtil' Vase

A pink glass 'Harrtil' vase with lattice pattern, made by Czech company Harrachov.

Harrachov Czech Large Amber Glass Vase by Milan Metelak

A large amber cased glass vase with encased bubble effect. Made by the Czech company Harrachov, and designed by Milan Metelak.

Harrachov Czech Vintage Pink + Yellow Glass Sculpture Bowl

A yellow, orange and pink glass bowl with encased bubble effect. Made by the Czech company Harrachov.

Harrachov Czech Amber & Green Glass Vase #15/2966

A green & amber glass vase, made by Czech company Harrachov, pattern number 15/2966.

Harrachov Czech Pink Opalescent Glass Vase by Milan Metelak

A pink & opalescent white glass 'Floret' vase with vertical ribbing, made by Czech company Harrachov, and designed by Milan Metelak, pattern number 4/4577.

Harrachov Czech Green Opalescent Glass Bowl by Milan Metelak

A green & opalescent white glass 'Floret' bowl with vertical ribbing, made by Czech company Harrachov, and designed by Milan Metelak, pattern number 5/4057.

Harrachov Czech Blue Glass Vase by Milan Metelak

A blue cased glass vase. Made by the Czech company Harrachov, and designed by Milan Metelak.

Harrachov Czech Blue Glass Vase by Milan Metelak

A blue cased glass vase. Made by the Czech company Harrachov, and designed by Milan Metelak.

Harrachov Czech 1950s Green Glass Sculpture Bowl #5/3576

A green cased glass bowl / ashtray, made by Czech company Harrachov, pattern number 5/3576.

Harrachov Czech Smokey Glass Sculpture Bowl #5/3576

A smokey grey cased glass bowl / ashtray, made by Czech company Harrachov, pattern number 5/3576.

Harrachov Czech 1950s Pink Glass Sculpture Bowl #5/3576

A pink cased glass bowl / ashtray, made by Czech company Harrachov, pattern number 5/3576.

Harrachov Czech Turquoise Glass Sculpture Bowl #5/3576

A turquoise cased glass bowl / ashtray, made by Czech company Harrachov, pattern number 5/3576.

Harrachov Czech Large Amber Cased Glass Vase

An amber cased glass vase, probably made by Czech company Harrachov.


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References

For more information on Harrachov glass, check out the following resources:

Books


Hi Sklo Lo Sklo: 1950s-70s Czech Glass Design from Masterpiece to Mass-produced | ISBN 978-0955286537


SKLO: Czech Glass Design from the 1950s-70s | ISBN 978-0992968922


20th Century Factory Glass | ISBN 978-1857322675

Websites

www.sklarnaharrachov.cz
www.cs-sklo.cz - Great website by Jindřich Pařík with lots of catalogues from Bohemian / Czech glass manufacturers