This is large and particularly fine example of Moser Karslbad glass of a type made by them at the turn of the 20th century.
The colouration is a deep green graduating to clear. The vase is octagonal in shape, chamfered at the top and with cut-outs at each second edge on the base, and with a polished out pontil mark. One side of the vase is deeply etched and extravagant flower over serrated leaves. Some other flower buds and leaves extend to the back of the vase.
The vase is not marked, as is common with Moser glass, particularly if it is early.
The Ludwig Moser & Söhne glassworks was founded in 1857 in Karlsbad in Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (now Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.) In a short space of time they developed a worldwide reputation, winning many awards at major exhibitions such as the Paris and Chicago Expositions. They were particularly renowned for the technique employed on this vase, known as Eckentiefgravur, employing a sharp angular body deeply cut in the form of flowers.
Height 31 cm (12.5 inches). Condition excellent - no faults, minor scratching to base.