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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A Pulled Loop Décor - A New Shape - Interwar Production - Kralik?? or Not?? - Art Glassin Art Glass
Seattle Pops Festival July 25-27 1969 Seattle Area - Gold Creek - Musicin Music
Satin Glass – Rückl? Josephinehütte? and Attributions by General Concensus. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Quittenbaum, Pallme König, and Kralik – A Visual Comparison of Décor Examples for Collectors - Art Glassin Art Glass
The perfect Example of what I am Posting About Recently!! Nonsensical “Research” Underwritten With "Wishful Thinking" !! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Why Generalities Generally Generate "Research" that Doesn’t Work.- A Perfect Example of CLOSE "SHAPES" DO NOT Count!! And Why!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Multiple Paths to Multiple Answers – A One Way Route is Just Not Good Enough - Art Glassin Art Glass
Common Shapes and Simply Avoidable Mistakes….  Are We Really All The Same?? - Art Glassin Art Glass
From Museums to Mistakes….  A Path Easily Travelled….. or “Book” Me a Ticket on the Misinformation Express!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Welz & Not Rückl!!  Research Techniques and Avoidable Mistakes. The first in a Series.  - Art Glassin Art Glass

Comments

  1. This is an interesting color combination I have not seen before.
  2. I forgot to mention that this is also a new shape to me....
  3. I would agree that all three examples are Welz. The piece with the coil is a shape found in several decors, both with and without the coil. the covered piece is found in a couple of different décors. ...
  4. Another great piece of Welz. Although I do not personally use the mark to confirm attribution, it can help to support one. This decor is classic Welz and found in all kinds of shapes including some do...
  5. Great example. These fused foot examples are not all that common. I have one in a similar form with a body in pink lines with pink spots. Thanks for posting it.
  6. Personally, I would be quite surprised if this were Loetz production with the way the clear and yellow are in the foot.
  7. Is this piece marked at all?
  8. Colors in glass are generally formed through the addition of a element like Nickel, Cobalt, Cadmium, Selinium, Chromium, etc...... in various amounts or in a combination of those materials. As an ex...
  9. All of the little things add up. In some cases the little things are important, but that is only known when something else shows up...... The remains of any label on a piece that is over 100 years ol...
  10. Thanks for the better image of the label. I would agree that it is most likely a retailer's label of some sort.
  11. Nice example of Kralik Burgundy on Gold. I would love to see an image of the underside that is take at an angle to avoid glare on the label remnant. I would love to see what, if anything, is there.
  12. Interesting spatter. Wonder who did this one? There are a handful of shapes similar to this, that I believe are likely all different houses.
  13. This is a great comparison to see. I agree that the basic spatters are the same and by the same house. There are simply a couple of additional steps in production that were used to produce the covered...
  14. Thank you for posting it. The time I invest helps me to broaden the scope of what we know to be Welz production. Every little bit helps. Helping others on the way is simply a bonus for me! I have...
  15. That would correct. I would also say that one is Welz also.
  16. I thought I would post this link in addition to the image the other day I sent. http://www.kralik-glass.com/images/PeggyConfirmation.jpg In the image the first example we see is an image from We...
  17. Here is an image showing some differences. The blue and green in the top row are actually different in height by about 3 inches, but were made the same size to show that shapes by a single production ...
  18. This is a similar shape to the Diamond Bubble shape, but not the same. It is thinner overall than the Diamond Bubble shape, which maintains the same ratio of diameter to height in two different known ...
  19. The 4th pic is the first example of production I have ever seen which I would venture to say may possibly be Rückl Tango Murano based on the now infamous line art. The line art shows it on what appea...
  20. I would have to say that the mark looks "a little less than original" on that vase.
  21. I would start by saying that I agree with both Volkmar and Kai on the attribution in question. I think this is also a good opportunity to examine shapes closely for a moment. I would simply like t...
  22. No problem.... What's the use in knowing if you do not share it?
  23. Always my pleasure Penny.... :-) Glad to help.
  24. Based on the glass style, and also different styles of the "i" that were used, I would say this is most likely 1904 and not 1924. Although both used the letter i as a date indicator, this i looks more...
  25. Your vase is actually by Kralik and in a décor referred to as Honeycomb Panel. It would have been exported to the UK where it would have been embellished with a silver rim by one of a handful of c...
  26. Always a pleasure Kai. I myself find your knowledge of this period and region's glass to be among the most accurate and comprehensive of any collectors or researchers I have had the pleasure of associ...
  27. Great example of Welz production! I would call the dark red an oxblood. Nice one Fran.
  28. I would add that Welz is quality glass, but only for those that actually know something about it!
  29. yep.... different strokes for different folks.....
  30. It could be Rückl production. It may be something else. My point has always been that there is a huge difference between stating an "opinion" about what it "may be", and stating what it is, and what d...
  31. "That Ruckl decor is not a literal piece of art work, it is meant to show the colors and their range and the dark colored base moving up the glass like flames." The line art either represents the d...
  32. That décor is clearly defined by pulls of solid color from the base up, and not by a multi colored spatter as seen here. If I had a dollar for every different décor claimed in this forum through the ...
  33. Here is an observation I will make, and it certainly does not apply just to this forum. I am constantly amazed by the restricted choices we apply to attributions before we make them. How about pos...
  34. Since you seem to want to continue a discussion of Welz....... Yeah I saw it... it was good for a whole series of great laughable moments. All it really seems to show quite clearly is how very l...
  35. Quite an unusual color combo for Bambus. Nice catch!!
  36. I am not going to argue with you Lisa, it always ends poorly. Phil does not deserve it. I provided pertinent comments for this piece, but you want to drag Welz into it. According to your websi...
  37. Thanks for your opinion Lisa. No one claims to be right all the time that I am aware of..... I for one have always said that I am more than open to actual evidence, whether it be empirical or documen...
  38. Hi Phil, I have been of that opinion from the start. I do not believe that there is really anything linking this to Rückl production. The claim that the handles are a marker for Rückl is totally absur...
  39. Actually, the Rückl pages to which Alfredo is referring do not show this shape at all, or anything even very close for that matter. I know that for a fact, as the pages he is referring to were provid...
  40. This may help to support your suspicion, at least for the new orange and black one. http://www.kralik-glass.com/welz-images/bubbles/wb1.jpg
  41. I agree that it is Welz production. It is a great piece!!
  42. The texture is common at all. I have seen it on a handful of identifiable pieces. Great example.
  43. Not new. ca 1900. Bohemian production by Kralik. Nice example.
  44. I do not know why the first two images above are sideways. They are not that way on my website.
  45. Here are links to vases with the same style of foot. All of these are in decors solidly linked to Welz production including the use of unique shapes documented in Welz production literature. http:...
  46. http://www.kralik-glass.com/kralikovershotarray.html
  47. The image is not quite clear enough or large enough to tell for sure, but it appears to be an example of a Kralik Overshot piece.
  48. I agree. It is not very common at all.
  49. These are cool. I had not seen this décor on this Welz shape!!
  50. Certainly hope that my "extraneous information" did not confuse you!! :-)
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