This stunning miniature vase is just delightful. Dating from the art nouveau period, it is possibly by Josef Strnact, but is unmarked. It features a hand painted Grecian romantic scene on a heavily gilt ground, gilt foliage with raised accents, gilt angular handles, and has raised gold dots on the handles and the central image. The background is cobalt blue. It is in excellent order for its age, with just light wear to the gilding on the very rim. It measures 12cm in height.