welzebub

Seattle WA

A researcher, webmaster, and collector, with my primary research interest being the development of information regarding the scope of the glass production, and the hA researcher, webmaster, and collector, with my primary research interest being the development of information regarding the scope of the glass production, and the history of the family, as it relates to Franz Welz Klostergrab. (Read more)

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Another Documented Welz Shape 8930 - 15 cm  - And a Previously Identified Variation of the Shape - Art Glassin Art Glass
Possibly Some Welz Stuff....  With Some For Sure Welz Stuff....  And Maybe a Small Dose Of Heresey!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Documented Welz Décor on Shape  7257 - And a Family of Relatives - Art Glassin Art Glass
Welz Ribbed Ball Vases with Clear Raspberry Prunts - A Very Unique Design - Art Glassin Art Glass
One of the Most Colorful Vases I Have Ever Purchased  -  Welz?  Maybe..... - Art Glassin Art Glass
Documented Welz Production - A Variation On a Shape - Art Glassin Art Glass
Franz Welz Klostergrab - A Distinctive Shape in Multiple Sizes and Décors. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Welz Opalescent Glass - Bluebell - No, it is not English or Victorian - For MacArt - Art Glassin Art Glass
Welz Shapes and Décors - A Few More Groups #7 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Welz Shapes and Décors - A Few More Groups #6 - Art Glassin Art Glass

Comments

  1. Would love to see a pic of the whole vase. Looks to be a classic Welz décor, and simply wondering which shape you have.
  2. You are funny...... I guess that is just "Brit" vs "American" idioms. :-)
  3. I am of the opinion that the style and colors of the spatter décor on this piece indicate it was produced by Franz Welz. I have a couple of pieces in this décor in my Welz collection. Nice example....
  4. "Welz is my absolute favourite glass so I'm very interested! " I have to tell you that it puts a smile on my face to see things like this. It makes spending the last 7+ years researching their glas...
  5. The décor is referred to as an "inverted coin dot", or an inverted thumb print". Interesting vase.
  6. Personally I do not believe that this open spaced version of Martelé is actually a Kralik decor. This is one of a couple of examples I can recall seeing in more common colors of glass, although I hav...
  7. This is a really great looking mid-century piece... I love the look of it.... Does it work??
  8. These are fabulous.... Love the colors!!
  9. This is one of my favorite Welz décors.... and my favorite spatter decor by them for sure.....
  10. Thanks Michelle and Ian. I appreciate it. Sklo, It would appear some are still fighting tooth and nail to live in a flat world... :-)
  11. I would agree with the attribution. Nice pair in a new decor.
  12. It is most likely a centerpiece, or possibly a console bowl. May have had matching candle sticks to go with it.
  13. A classic Welz décor.... Nice example!!
  14. Rick, the red one is actually a deep cranberry with a nice iridescence and surface décor. Here is a link to a better picture. I have a pair of them. http://cf.collectorsweekly.com/stories/H.Nesbz...
  15. The recent uncovering of some Welz production literature has identified the decor in the following link as a Welz décor. The color combination is not seen often. In the linked post, the shape is the ...
  16. There is not a ton of it at this point, but it is the first documentation ever found by the company that I am aware of. There may not be a ton, but what I have is classic Welz.... shapes and décors w...
  17. This is specified as shape 9054, and appears to have come in at least 3 sizes. The production literature shows this with the flower frog which has a floral motif in the metal. This is a classic Welz s...
  18. Zig Zag Lines in this color combination is one of my favorite Welz décors. The family of shapes this form is from is also one of my favorites, as there are several quite distinctive variations. They a...
  19. Great example!! The light blue examples are less frequently seen. Love it!!
  20. I appreciate the loves and comments.
  21. Thanks for the loves and comments,
  22. If you Google "Mucha Byzantine head" and go to images, you will examples of the original artwork the buckle is based on.
  23. Czechman, in comment 2 above, noted some small differences in shapes in a grouping of pieces by Welz posted by Ian. He provided a link to that post in his comment. I am posting a link here for those w...
  24. The figure in your buckle is a representation of a female figure found in pieces of artwork by Alphonse Mucha. The figure is referred to as a Byzantine Head. These have been cast, and recast for quit...
  25. A close examination of this vase has revealed something that I do not think I have seen before, and that is evidence of a four piece mold, especially on an item so small. There is a mold line which ru...
  26. That wall pocket is the only one I have seen that I was aware was Welz.
  27. Great piece of Welz. I have this same form in the same decor, but with a spiraling ribbed surface.
  28. A link to Tom's post of three other examples from the same shape family. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/109546-jingle-balls-jingle-balls----welz-bal
  29. Much more interesting in this décor as opposed to the red and black versions....
  30. Here is a link to a grouping of the shape, including a décor link to a piece with the Welz "FWK" label sill in place. http://www.kralik-glass.com/images/shape83link.jpg
  31. Thanks for the comments and loves.
  32. The base on that vase was without a pontil mark. The rim is ground, same as with the opalescent one. Not sure if the pulls mean anything, but the similarity is quite interesting.
  33. Thank you Michelle, I appreciate the comment. It would appear some in the forum are less "enthusiastic" about the "veracity" of the information presented here..... :-)
  34. I find there to be an interesting similarity in the pulls on this vase, and the pulls on the right hand vase in the link below. Obviously ground color is different, but the pulls are strikingly simila...
  35. The answer to the question about the size of the image is that it is from a small scan I currently have of the documentation. The fact that you would say "IF it is legitimate" speaks much more to y...
  36. Gary, I think the tone of your first comment speaks for itself. :-0 That is my shocked and surprised face. I will also politely request that you refrain from placing any future comments of any ki...
  37. The tadpole decor found on the piece in the third pic, is a decor also found with the same engraving on a Welz shape documented as form 9246. Welz is known, as stated in Truitt I, to have employed a l...
  38. Still getting new info... some great materials which relate to Welz coal mining activities. Coal was the heat source for the glass furnaces in their production facility.
  39. Thanks Tom..... When I am in the sunshine!!
  40. My pleasure.... Thanks Tom & Kyle.... and everyone else...
  41. Thanks Tom..... It is an experience that one should never have to go through.... but it happens.... sad part is some of the pieces are examples I have not seen since.....
  42. Thanks Tom & Jewels. That piece isone of my favorite Welz examples. They do not show up often at all.
  43. Thanks Tom, One of my favorites also..... and thanks to everyone.
  44. Thanks Kyle. they are nice.
  45. Sklo, I am working on a post I think you will enjoy. As I said before, many times these companies worked with "families" of similar shapes. I am working on a post that will show this basic shape witho...
  46. I just realized I have misspelled the authors name twice now. It is Charles R. Hajdamach and not Hajdmach
  47. I looked through Hajdmach this morning and could not find an image of a threading machine, although it reminded me that there are some very interesting images of different devices and technologies emp...
  48. I have a copy of British Glass 1800-1914 by Charles Hajdmach. If I have a chance I will go through it and see if there are some pics in there.......
  49. I have looked for pics... if I find some I will let you know. Someone may be able to provide a link to some pics......
  50. This is by far my favorite ground for this décor...... This is a stunning example of the décor on a wonderful shape highlighting the colors.
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