welzebub

Las Vegas, NV

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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Welz Maze Décor – An 8 Year Journey Resulting in a Truly Unexpected Surprise - Art Glassin Art Glass
Provenance Marks...... Oh Boy.... This is likely gonna Rock the Proverbial Boat!  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Paul Jacoulet - A Western Master of a Japanese Art Form - Woodblock Prints - Asianin Asian
The Molded Web – The Mystery Décor – Currently Mystery House Production?? - Art Glassin Art Glass
The Pesky Problem with Pretty Simple Shapes - And IMHO, a Good Reason To Avoid Them! - Art Glassin Art Glass
One of my Guilty Pleasures.....  Italian glass - Uranium and Red/orange - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Monumental Flavio Poli Sommerso Vase - By Archimede Seguso - Art Glassin Art Glass
Another piece of Welz related ephemera - A post card receipt for payment received. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Welz Ribbed Ball Foot - A Unique Production Marker! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Welz and Other Shapes - Observations, Comparisons & Open Discussions - Art Glassin Art Glass

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  1. I have to say that the shape of this one is exceptional... I love the color... and I think one of your best buys ever!! Fabulous!!
  2. I really like the opalescent ones.....
  3. I love these.... Not me :-) I have one LOL
  4. Interesting information. Great Read...
  5. Thanks Fran.... I am glad that some people find the information interesting and helpful. So I guess I have to fess up here. I can not hide behind the last photo any longer. :-) Although there...
  6. If collecting for a long time has taught me nothing else, it has taught me that almost everything comes along again...... sometimes quickly.... sometimes years later..... but almost without exception...
  7. I think it is important to point out that it was "a" Wilhelm Kralik, just not "the" Wilhelm Kralik.
  8. As far as I am aware, Welz only did hollow feet that were ribbed. More commonly with a ribbed tri-balled configuration, but occasionally with a 4 ball stack like this. The pink example bottom row i...
  9. Thanks to all for the loves and the gracious comments.
  10. These are cool. I have not seen this shape in these décors before. Great finds.
  11. Great examples.....
  12. I would personally estimate the age to be 1920's-30's. The style of metal seems like nickel plate, or possibly chrome. Tough to tell in the pic for sure. Very few of the Bohemian companies have any su...
  13. Can I see a pic of the mouth of the vase showing the interior glass and the way the metal fits it? I think the glass is definitely old.... I would be surprised if the metal is not.... but you never kn...
  14. I do not collect shakers of any kind, but I would have snapped this piece up the moment I saw it.... Nice find... and very unusual..... I copied the image and color corrected it to a white backg...
  15. With the name Michelle, We will give you one guess.... :-)
  16. Wonderful gift...!!
  17. The way the metal fits, I think it is likely original to the piece. Definitely an old piece of glass in my opinion, likely 1920's/30's. Have you checked it with a UV torch? Might be an interestin...
  18. I agree with Peggy and Ian... Although I have not seen a sugar shaker before, or this color combination, I think at a minimum this points to Bohemian / Czech production for you piece. I have a ques...
  19. I agree Scott. It would appear that once again, the absence of artwork or production documents from Kralik, somehow means that a very poor application of the Rückl décor artwork is correct. Forget...
  20. The thing that continues to amaze me about this glass is that 8 years ago we really did not even recognize this company. Much of it was unknown or "Kralik". Now that we see outstanding collections suc...
  21. Thanks Kyle... I appreciate that..... and thanks to everyone else for the contributions and the loves.
  22. Great example. Fabulous color combination in this décor.
  23. I think it is a vase. I love these, and it is a uniquely distinctive décor which is clearly documented in Welz production literature!
  24. In the above statement: The pulls in the linked drawing are also a different color than represented in the "primary documentation" being used to support the attribution. I meant to say: The ...
  25. Interesting shade in an interesting shape!!
  26. The vase in the link, claimed to be Rückl, is an example which color wise does not even match the drawing. The drawing has only yellow and green in the vase body and blue pulls. The vase being claimed...
  27. You were obviously typing when I was.... :-)
  28. Based on those measurements I think that 3206 is the correct shape. The Steuben drawings show it as 3.375 inches tall and 10 inches in diameter. In the case of hand produced piece of glass like this, ...
  29. Your bowl appears to possibly be shape 3206 from Steuben. I am curious as to the width at the rim, and also the height at the rim? It certainly has the classic and quite recognizable look of a gol...
  30. I am surprised we do not see more of them.
  31. The example in this link has an FWK label. Looks to be the same décor. http://www.kralik-glass.com/welz-images/translucentlinesspots/wtls4.jpg
  32. Personally, I have never really considered stateside marking by an importer to be a realistic possibility. To me the law requiring a provenance mark places the responsibility of marking in the countr...
  33. Thanks Kevin. In the U.S. Customs documentation regarding a decision on duties made on 11/17/1926, the following statement is found. “Mr. Welz stated that his regular prices are the prices at w...
  34. I do not, but I do know for a fact that Lazarus and Rosenfeld also imported Kralik glass. How much Kralik I do not currently know. It appears that at least a portion of the Kralik production enter...
  35. I believe there to be additional invoices and reappraisment records involving Welz production for the 1925-26 period which would possibly provide a better understanding of potential volumes in that pe...
  36. To put this back in the perspective of the article, which is focused on export marks and their origins, I find it interesting in reviewing the Welz invoice in the records, that the single shipment lea...
  37. I will message you a link.... I also located the date it appear that the Rugia docked in New York... 7/29/1885.
  38. Thanks Kevin.... If I am nothing else, I am a real stickler for details and the accuracy of those details....
  39. I believe the Times article has the wrong ship name. The Congressional records of the dispute mention the S.S. Rugia several times. In addition, the Hamburg America line owned a ship by the name ...
  40. Very Nice!!
  41. Great information Kevin.
  42. For what it is worth, without seeing pics of the color under UV, which can be extremely tricky to take, the color green you describe as "murky" may be the green glow resulting from a concentration of ...
  43. Cool piece fort sure...... Quite the finial....
  44. I should add that although quite commonly referred to as the OOF mark, the correct reading of it from top around clockwise would be the OFO mark. Additionally the other mark of the same style in the i...
  45. Kevin, No they do not have anything to do with McKinley. I probably should have left them out of the pics. At least a handful of versions have been claimed by another researcher to be Kralik marks for...
  46. Fabulous examples.... Most collectors would die to have one!!
  47. Peggy collects Grifffins.... I showed her this... she is drooling all ovver the keyboard... very cool piece....
  48. This is fabulous... I love the Art Deco lines..... and the interior is totally classy!!
  49. No.... Dull would likely be of a concern to me..... polished and reflective is what I was looking for....
  50. This is a classic Welz decor...... and in my mind there is no doubt whatsoever as to the source of these items. Franz Welz Klostergrab..... and still one of my absolutely favorite décors by the c...
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