welzebub

Las Vegas, NV

As of 5/22/16 I will no longer be posting any of my personal research related articles in this forum that are not Welz specific. Regrettably, I have also removed froAs of 5/22/16 I will no longer be posting any of my personal research related articles in this forum that are not Welz specific. Regrettably, I have also removed from this forum, the portion of my posted research articles whose content did not relate specifically to Welz. I have left most of the Welz specific materials as I feel any attempt at re-posting any of my Welz research without the obligatory credit being given would immediately be seen for what it is. I have no objection, and never have had, to the sharing of any of my posted research materials as long as proper source credit is given. Although I feel that the sharing of information is a necessary part of collecting, I also feel that the re-posting of such information by others in a manner seemingly representing it as one's own personal work product with no form of acknowledgement as to source, is completely unacceptable behavior. It is not an activity that I have ever participated in, acknowledging at all times the sources and/or inspirations for my work if not based purely on my own original concepts. Not doing so is a practice I would never condone, or ever tolerate. Unfortunately, such activities have occurred both here in CW, and outside of this forum on a glass website. As a direct result of this activity, my public sharing of such information will no longer be forthcoming. Surprisingly, in over a decade of activity in many large international forums and collector venues on the internet, resulting in interactions with thousands of collectors, dealers, and researchers, this is the only venue where such ethically questionable behavior has ever occurred. Although I am a big supporter of sharing information, I am a bigger believer in what I would expect to be respectful behavior by those it is being shared with. Sadly, It would appear that not all members here share that same belief. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I will continue to post articles sharing some basic observations regarding glass that are applicable to Czech / Bohemian glass, and others, regardless of the makers. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Primarily a researcher, I am also the owner and webmaster of www.Kralik-glass.com, and a long term collector with well over 20 years experience in the world of glass. Although I have collected a wide variety of regions and periods of glass, my primary research area has now focused for the last 8+ years on 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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Welz Melon Ribbed Vase – A New Décor on a Distinctive Shape - Art Glassin Art Glass
A New Welz Décor - Confirmed After Almost 4 Years - Burnt Orange Mica Glass - Art Glassin Art Glass
A New Beranek Vase Added To My Collection - Shape 4680 from 1946 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Rückl Canari Shimmy Pfau – Did I Finally Find An Actual Example?? I think I May Have!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Rückl Décors – Artwork and Real Life – What is actually Real? - Art Glassin Art Glass
The Elusive Proof Answering a Hotly Debated Topic - The Kralik Arch!! - Made With A Stencil - Patience And Persistence Work!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Welz Mushrooms in Colors – Psychedelic Fungus – Alice in Mushroom Land - or What??  - Art Glassin Art Glass
I Guess Different Rims Don’t Matter….. Silly Me…. I Always Thought They Did!!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Compounded errors made with simple Shapes – Attention to Detail is Not Really Optional – It is a Requirement. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Marks – Too Many to Count – And Many More Marks than Recognized Companies!! - Art Glassin Art Glass

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  1. Great pics!! If I am not mistaken the basket in the first pic is Bohemian, and in a Welz decor I refer to as "Spiral Feather". The same décor is shown in Truitt I as Welz, but on a different shape....
  2. Nice one Fran!! The twisted pedestals like this are harder to find.....
  3. Nice find... This is a Welz piece in a decor I refer to as Harlequin Honeycomb.... Here are some other examples of the shape. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/173508-a-welz-shape--4-exampl...
  4. Nice find..... They are not all that common.
  5. I call this Welz décor "Crocus". This is a new shape for the décor, but the shape is also found in the Harlequin Honeycomb by Welz. Nice one!!
  6. I have to say that in general I am not all that keen on enameled glass, but the exception to that has always been these geometric Modernist and Deco pieces, which I love....
  7. It has a Welz feel to it, but at this point that is as far as I would dare to go.... :-)
  8. These pics are fine Alan. Thanks...
  9. Nice one Fran. the spatter style is one I refer to as Decoupage spatter after the crafting technique of using torn and cut paper to make artwork. This one is really pretty!
  10. Nice one Alan. This is the first one I have seen in this shape. Is it OK with you if I use your pics on my website? Thanks. Craig
  11. It would seem it is certainly a good possibility....
  12. Nice one Fran! Bohemian for sure. Here is a link to an image of a pair of Welz trophy vases. http://www.kralik-glass.com/images/WelzPair2a.JPG
  13. I would be interested in seeing it. I have some old 1960's publications which are laden with mistakes. In many cases early Bohemian production is labeled as American glass. There is a contact link...
  14. I would add that bottom up spatters are among the most difficult décors to attribute. In almost 10 years of studying Welz production, I have identified very few examples, and those were based on shape...
  15. I have been working on the Welz shape library so that I can post it online for reference. It is quite a big job, as there are over 500 shapes that I have identified as having been produced by Welz. th...
  16. I am curious as to the shape of the ones in the triple. Are they like the one I posted a link to in the Peleton decor, or are they a different shape? I have confirmed Welz production of some triples,...
  17. Yes Fran, it is an example of Rückl production.
  18. Thanks to everyone for the comments and the Loves.
  19. The décor is like one done by Welz, but I am not familiar with this specific shape. Welz is certainly a strong possibility. It is a pretty piece Fran.
  20. I also noticed the similarity of the handles.... I have been going through a huge directory full of images I have gathered, covering many years of research. I am sorting them for some shapes and de...
  21. Thank You. I appreciate the photo comment.
  22. Here is a link to the most compelling example linking the Snowflake crimp to Welz production. http://www.kralik-glass.com/images/SnowflakeTriBall.jpg
  23. Great piece in an extremely unusual décor. The link below will show your piece next to an example of a brown Peleton décor with a very distinct rim crimp I refer to as "snowflake". I have linked t...
  24. I lived in the bay area in 1970, and would not trade the times for anything..... Great post... I still have my hashpipe from those days....
  25. Welz made a honeycomb pattern, but I have never found the shape it is on to see what it looks like in real life. It is shown in a Butler grouping. I saw one on ebay once, but when I realized what it ...
  26. Here is a link to an image of two vases. The one on the left is a well recognized and solidly established Welz décor. The example on the right, it would seem, is the same shape produced by Welz in a p...
  27. Love these....
  28. Funny Michelle.... we think alike... That is how it sits....
  29. Thanks for the comments, and thanks to those that stopped by to look. Sammyz... amazingly, this is not the only décor by Welz that took me multiple years to confirm to my satisfaction.
  30. If one counts the ruffles on the rim in this bowl and the other one in the link provided by Charcoal, it becomes immediately apparent that the rim crimps are different counts, indicating that the two ...
  31. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and looked again. Sorry for the late response, but I actually forgot I had re-posted this story......
  32. Love the colors and the details.... Pretty Example!!
  33. There it is.... the Denial!!! You are totally screwed...... :-)
  34. Definitely Monot Stumpf. Ca 1900-1910 These are nicer pieces of glass than images can generally show.
  35. It is my understanding that the magic number "3" indicates a collection has begun.... To say otherwise at this point would simply indicate that you are in denial.... :-)
  36. Nice color combination on this one....
  37. There is likely only one person in the forum that does not understand it.... :-)
  38. I love the "Ohm" emblem, an indication of electrical resistance.... Cool button...
  39. The amethyst ground on this is unusual. The spatter on Lines and Spots is actually a single color, and the same as the lines. Lines and spots is also a décor which is cased in an outer layer of c...
  40. I missed this before. I would agree that the decor is a Welz decor.
  41. I suggest that we simply follow reasonable leads that present themselves, and other than that, we simply accept that a very large percentage of this glass will simply go unattributed.
  42. No, you are not the only one noticing that. :-)
  43. That is it, and for what it is wroth, I trust Kai's research work much more than most.
  44. Not black light... Florescent light.
  45. Strikes me more as Czech. Put it under some fluorescent lights and see if it changes color to a pale blue. Would not surprise me if it did, as it looks like it could be Neodymium glass, commonly calle...
  46. If you think about the production of these pieces. The lid is blown from the bottom of it, and the bottom is blown from the top.... So in essence, the spatter is applied in the same manner to both pie...
  47. I can not find the reference at all, but it seems to me that I have seen this piece attributed to Harrach at some point.
  48. The finials, although similar, in my opinion are not similar enough to claim same origin based on their shape. Finials by themselves are notoriously bad reference points for attributions, unless extre...
  49. Definitely Czech.... great finds.
  50. My pleasure.
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