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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Rückl & Their Glass  –  Similar but Different Shapes – Navigating Perilous Waters  –  Part 3 in a Series - Art Glassin Art Glass
Rückl & Their Glass – Expanding our Shape Library – Which Keys Unlock the Doors to Décors? – Part 2 in a Series - Art Glassin Art Glass
Rückl & Their Glass – What do I think We Know For Sure – Establishing a Baseline With Known Shapes -Part 1 in a Series - Art Glassin Art Glass
Some Italian from a "Czech" Household.... Another Side of my Glass Collecting - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Unique Tulip Form Vase in a Very Identifiable Welz Décor…. At Least To Me It Is…..  Décor Patient Zero…. My Starting Point!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Newly Confirmed Welz Décor - Why Do Things Come In Clusters??  - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Welz Vase -  Seen More Than Once With The Royal Art Glass Label  - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Mystery Thrift Store find...... But for $6 you just can't leave it there. :-) - Art Glassin Art Glass
One of My Favorites - A Random Auction Purchase! - A ca. 1900 Japanese Skull and Snake Box - Complete with Snake Snack Finial!! - Asianin Asian
A Confirmed Welz Décor, A Newly Confirmed Rim Crimp, New Shapes, And Some Other Interesting Details - Art Glassin Art Glass

Comments

  1. My Pleasure. Glad to help.
  2. The décor is indeed "Spiraloptisch". It is a décor shift on Loetz's version of the décor. Although my opinion has certainly been a topic of controversy, I firmly believe that the decor like this was m...
  3. Hi IronLace, I have always referred to the hunches as "the little voice". I have found some pretty incredible treasures by always listening to the "little voice". :-)
  4. Great Piece!!! Gotta love those canes!!
  5. Nice stuff!! Love seeing other collector's accumulations!!
  6. I also wanted to correct the time frame I gave, as the company was not formed until the late 1960's.
  7. I do not believe that this set was ever made in Yellow. The linked set above in comment 7 is actually a bright almost neon lime green in real life. I had and sold a set like that many years ago. T...
  8. The metal flakes are actually copper....
  9. Yes... classic Welz... Nice one!!
  10. Bohemian, but beyond that may be difficult to narrow down.
  11. The line was called Aventurina and was made in a handful of great colors.
  12. This is an Italian decanter sans stopper. The production firm is V. Nason. 1940's-50's.
  13. I love the color of this one also.... pretty uncommon.
  14. Thanks Bob. I am glad you found the article useful, and always glad to help.
  15. My pleasure Rick. Always glad to help.
  16. You are certainly welcome Bob. You likely may remember the discussions of this décor in the Glasshounds 6 or 7 years ago. I decided at that point in time, that it was a Rindskopf décor based on the "P...
  17. My post on this subject is no longer in the forum. The reason for it's removal in May of 2016 is outlined clearly in my bio. I actually posted the results of my personal comprehensive examination of t...
  18. Great Example! Fabulous size!!
  19. You are welcome. Some of the work from that period from Mexico, especially Taxco production spawned by William Spratling, is quite modernist in aesthetic. Without the identifying Eagle style mark it w...
  20. Yes Phil, it is an absolute stunner for sure!!!
  21. Yes Lisa.... No Kidding... Nothing but facts there..... :-) I thought your statement about "the eagle mark and the small number " should be clarified so that people seeing the mark on other pi...
  22. The "Eagle mark" with numbers was a mark required by the Mexican government post 1948 on silver. It was used in one of a couple of forms from 1948-1979. It was in essence an assay and origins mark. It...
  23. I kind of think the pic in the link I provided above kind of says it all Lisa. The piece in Phil's decor with the label under it, is from Alfredo, and not an image I created based on what he said. Th...
  24. I guess that would make me one of the "others". Now that is Funny..... Being a researcher of sorts myself, I kind of like to see "evidence"...... even a "little bit" would be good. A comparison ...
  25. I am absolutely enthralled with French Deco designs.... Stunning pieces.
  26. For what it is worth, the straight mark on this example and many others, was determined to be a Kralik mark over a decade ago.....
  27. I believe when set with the man's face up, it is an ashtray.... when set the other way it is decorative, more than an ashtray.... Figural ashtrays like this were quite popular at one time. That is ...
  28. Yes it is. You can get a contact email in the contact section
  29. I believe this is Welz production. The basic form of the body, the black trimmed rim without a pontil mark on the base, and the blue and white decor all point to Welz as the production source. Pl...
  30. Great piece!!
  31. What an unusual and cool glass... I would have snagged it myself. I have never seen anything quite like it!!
  32. Nice find.... Try soaking the inside of the vase with soap and warm water. What you are seeing is dirt on the interior from use. You can also use denture cleaning tablets in the water to try to c...
  33. I have added a couple of lidded examples of the shape family in image 1. These add to the variety décors represented, and also emphasize the heightened awareness one is required to use when using simi...
  34. This is not Fenton. It is most probably Bohemian glass ca 1900-1915 or so.
  35. Great find!! Your wonderful shell is a form produced by Seguso, which is also reinforced by the use of the scalloped label which is also found on their production, and considered to be a Seguso label.
  36. Thanks Scott. Although Rückl is the primary reason I undertook this project in CW, the methodology I am discussing can apply to just about any type of glass study that involves production which is no...
  37. Their coolest dial, with the coolest pointers. Nice radio.
  38. The first link shows an image of a Harrach case in the Passau, with décors and some foot styles visible. Most of the examples in this case do have leaf style feet. I think the important details are th...
  39. You are welcome. I am simply glad that some of the information is appreciated and understood.
  40. Thanks OGF. I am glad you find it interesting and useful. With time, more and more becomes clear. I collected and studied Bohemian/Czech glass seriously for probably 6 or 7 years before I felt I had e...
  41. I have to do some more research in my archives, but there is a possibility that this is actually Harrach production. Great piece!!
  42. Although I have not seen this specific design before, the style of this lamp and the metal around the socket receptacle are indicative of a lamp produced by an American company, the Colonial Premier L...
  43. Thanks Phil, I appreciate that.
  44. Very nice example..... I love the inter-war cased work from Kralik.
  45. Interesting piece of glass!! For what it is worth , here is a link to an image I put together. In particular, the last three examples have both the distinctive rim crimp seen here, and also have th...
  46. For what it is worth, the 4th vase above is in my personal collection, and I do not believe that there is currently anything supportable to link it to either Wez or Rückl.
  47. Thank you to both of you. My display of the silhouettes is meant to provide people with a look at how I see and use shapes in my research. While I find shapes to be an indispensable tool, I also agree...
  48. Valentino, you are certainly welcome..... Thanks Kevin. Yes it does.... They are included in first post in this series. I have not yet converted those to silhouettes for people to see. Personally,...
  49. Not a problem. That is a good question. I have permission from Deb Truitt to use published materials of hers in educational posts and on my webiste, and have for quite a long time. As long as thin...
  50. Ahhh more progress on the road to recovery it seems.... LOL
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