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Posted 2 years ago

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inky
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Am right in thinking this may be a Franz Welz piece of glass, that's not my query although I hope someone will tell me if it is or isn't!

My query is! has it allways been a lamp or did it start life off as a vase and has been converted at some stage.

Unfortunately as you can see the black base has been broken it happened awhile ago now, but even then when I new less then the little I know now couldn't bring myself to through it away, I was always going to have another base made.

It had a black glass base part of it can be seen in the photo. On the inside of the base, which wouldn't have been seen when in place are the raised mark of K.K.K.

I have searched and never been able to find one, so I'm hoping someone can tell me.

Approx...24cm or 9.1/2 inches tall to the rim, the red is a little darker than seen and not orange.

Thanks for looking.

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  1. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    beautiful!.. i agree inky not welz..looks itallian to me as well..i agree with craig
  2. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Obscurities and Gary thank you so much I shall look in that direction, although it doesn't really worry me, it is! a lovely lamp and your idea Obscurities is a good one. I now have a genuine reason to go to a thrift shop!!...:-)


    Many thanks for the love vetraio50!...:-)

  3. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    my middle name is thrift shop :)
  4. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Obscurities - czechman most of glass has come from a thrift shop or bought extremely cheap at a second hand shop. I am very much a novice, always loved glass but never thought any more about it till I came here. When I get a piece the only way for me to learn is by being told what it is or a hint anyway to make research easier and it helps when I'm looking at and for the next time I'm seeking. I am too scared to spent to much as I have no idea unless blatantly obvious. I have made MANY!!! mistakes and bought rubbish and I don't want rubbish, but it is has been good learning. I am in awe when you describe your pieces. I don't know anybody else that collects this lovey glass, I am on my own apart from a gentleman who is a member here! and has put up with my bombardment of question a lovely man and who has helped me untold, and you guys here on CW... I would like to say thank you!...:-)
  5. inky inky, 2 years ago
    I am West Coast of the North Island in New Zealand..Penny..:-)
  6. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Just a little ...lol!... but then again not!.. as here you are!...:-)
  7. ozmarty ozmarty, 2 years ago
    I thinK KKK possibly Austrain registration mark . see Al's site
    https://sites.google.com/site/loetzandglass/kralik-inkwells-tops
  8. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 2 years ago
    Hi, Penny! I know how you feel - I'm in London, but even here I didn't know anyone who collected this glass til I came to CW. I too bombard people with questions - mostly daft, in my case, and handled with grace and generosity by people here (you know who you are). As for the mistakes ... Well you've seen my posts, and that's not the worst of it! So, welcome to the learners club - long may the experts indulge us! Nicole
  9. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    If the hole is smaller it most often is correct, this one looks purposely drilled with a wide hole which may hurt the value in this case. Looks like they did not trust the lamp to stand on its own without the added base. Nice piece. Phil !~
  10. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks ozmarty will investigate in that direction...;-)
  11. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Hello Nicole...thank you for your kind words and understanding..I need lots of that!! ..lol!.. and thank you for your encouragement, it's very easy to get deflated....Penny.
  12. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Thank you Phil!...:-)
  13. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks for the love..walksoftly and MacArt.
  14. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Obscurities thank you once again...:-)
  15. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 2 years ago
    I know what you mean! It's a steep learning curve - but that does at least mean we are learning something ... I hope ! Nicole
  16. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Slave-to-glass....:-)
  17. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks BELLIN68!...:-)
  18. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks miKKo!.....;-)
  19. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Manikin....:-)
  20. Deanteaks Deanteaks, 2 years ago
    thank you, you have a nice and safe holidays too :)
  21. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Thank you Deanteaks!...:-)
  22. inky inky, 2 years ago
    JayHow...many thanks...:-)
  23. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    Great piece of glass, I wonder if it was made by the Ku Klux Klan?
  24. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 months ago
    You could put a clear plastic block for the base to fix it. Many older Murano lamps are updated that way.

    Eg:
    http://www.swanklighting.com/node/1196

    just a thought....

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