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Posted 5 years ago


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Recently someone posted one of these (pic 1-2) and I remarked I wanted one. Someone obliged, directing me to where I could buy one that was for sale. Both are Welz, only recently made known as a Czech Deco manufacturer by Craig Orkney. When I compared it to my blue (pics. 3-4), I realized that though the provenance marks, were differently outlined, they utilized the same font. They are both 7" tall, no pontil, with fire-finished applied rims. The red is applied in mosaic fashion over the yellow, in spots over the blue. If you like color, they are IT!


  1. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 5 years ago
    You have a beautiful collection of glass and I have been admiring it immensely for some time now. Thank-you for sharing all of your wonderful things on Collectors Weekly.
    I thought I knew what I like in glass, but then, along come these two amazing vases... Well, I've never seen glass like this and I am mesmerized. I grew up surrounded by Staffordshire Figurines and all vases were made only of clear glass. Very boring compared to Welz. I like how the red/yellow vase has a more jagged edge where the colors meet each other, & the blue vase has a much more gentle and restful feel in the rounded spots of color, But both are so vibrant and alive.
    The more I try to learn about collecting & identifying, the more confused I become. It is a bit intimidating to me actually, so I am in awe of your knowledge and comprehension on this vast subject! Thank-You again for sharing these!
  2. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    Recent research developments make it unsafe to attribute this vase definitely to Welz. There was a marriage between the Kralik and Welz families which might have led to much Welz being made by Kralik. According to the Kralik Lenora Museum curator, the interaction between Czech glass companies was such that even experts cannot determine who made what.

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