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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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
Czech Spatter Vases - Same Décor - Unidentified Production.  - Art Glassin Art Glass

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  1. Phil, Sometimes I am amazed I made it this long with some of the stuff I have done..... That being said the T-Shirt is fitting.... I May Be Old, But I Got To See All The Cool Bands!! Amazingly ...
  2. Great find. This décor is the same as the first piece of identified and labeled Welz I ever saw.
  3. This is such a great and classic Welz piece..... Very Nice!!
  4. Actually, I would think that being the largest collection of Bohemian glass in the world, they would have to make choices based on display limitations and the preferred focus of the museum. It is obvi...
  5. Being an Art Deco collector, among other things, I am well aware that the use of "3's" in the design of the era was widespread. I am also aware of Kralik and other glass with three rings incorporated ...
  6. Great example!! Love the label!!
  7. Thanks Jericho. My hope is that at least some collectors will read this and develop a different way of looking at things themselves. I think that in a world where anyone can buy a website and be an "e...
  8. I have not seen the décor or shape before that I recall. Great example of Czech glass.
  9. You are welcome. If my time invested in writing these is of use to even a handful of people, I consider that to be a worthwhile investment.
  10. The shade appears to be a Kralik décor shift of a Loetz décor refered to as Phänomen Genre 2/177. The Loetz version of the décor generally has the lines in a deep blue. This ground décor of this shad...
  11. I assumed yours was orange from the pics? Is it?
  12. These are nicely done pieces. I have one that has an unidentified provenance mark on it. An extremely small font, two line "Made In Czechoslovakia". Mine is the same as yours here, except in red and b...
  13. I was discussing "Josephinehütte" in the post. A company located in Schreiberhau (Selesia), and built in 1840 by Count Schaffgotsch. Employed 100-150 glass workers and 300-400 refiners. At least accor...
  14. They are the same shape. But they are different from the group I sent you. That group has a small foot on it. I did not notice that when I looked before. A new shape in known décors!! Nice!!
  15. Hi there, Not a site for professionals. Just some experienced collectors and researchers in the crowd trying to provide some reasonable suggestions to other people on how not to steer yourself in the ...
  16. My statement from above in your quote of me, with my "all cap" highlight, in reference to Butler ads. "I am firmly convinced that SOME of these groups represent single houses" The post title you...
  17. What is your point? I remember quite clearly what I posted. Still have a copy of it actually. What I never said was that ALL the Butler ads for Bohemian and Czech glass were either Kralik or Welz and ...
  18. That particular ad is one I have never said was Kralik or anyone else. I have never used it as an example in any article I wrote about the subject. . Why is that? Because I question the attributions ...
  19. "some of the glass was finished with a snap off tool at pontil site" The actual term for the tool is a "snap tool" or "gadget". By nature, if a "snap tool" was used, there is no pontil site. Tha...
  20. My pleasure. Glad to help. For what it is worth, the 2104-4 is likely a model or mold number used by the company.
  21. As opposed to "frilly", many prefer to use the term "organic" when describing their aesthetic. Glad you find the post useful....
  22. There is a third question that is also a possibility. That would be if the attribution of that shape to Kralik was an error.
  23. Looks like Jeanette Carnival Glass in Marigold "Bark".
  24. Thank You so very much Kivatinitz, l really appreciate that. How very true Scott!! Thanks to everyone for stopping by.
  25. Purely for the sake of accuracy, I think it is important to note that Butler did not refer to this glass as "Czech export glass" as the quotation marks above would seemingly indicate. They referred to...
  26. Nice Kralik piece!!
  27. Oh, but I do use pendulums..... Mine sits un-moving, pointed directly down at "unknown" until I feel there is solid enough evidence to point in the direction of a reasonably supported attribution. :...
  28. Some observations from looking at these pieces for quite some time now as part of my Butler studies. The vase in link 1 from Macart is an example which has been attributed to Kralik by some. I actu...
  29. Questioning that paradigm would be one reasonable approach of many. Questioning some older attributions would reasonably be another. Most of the attributions in this add were made by a single research...
  30. In reality, we have likely identified a very small portion of their production. At one point, in addition to the glass blowers, they employed over 100 cutters who did engraving work, and they prod...
  31. I believe what you have there is a piece of Welz in Oxblood and Green. The style and feel of the enamel work is also consistent with known production of theirs employing enameling techniques. Nice on...
  32. The pink to green transition is the only other one I know of so far.
  33. Great color transition in this one. Not a color for this vase I have seen before.... Nice one!!
  34. I love this form!! They never cease to surprise!!
  35. I looked at another image of mine of some tube or thorn vases, and I mis-spoke. This is not the same decor. Sorry....
  36. I believe that this piece is actually by a French company Portieux Vallerysthal. I posted an odd white vase here which has since been identified as a Portieux Vallerysthal example with marked examples...
  37. Thanks for the loves and visits.
  38. Thanks for the great comments, and the visits. Appreciated.
  39. Thanks for the comments, and visits.
  40. Thanks for the comments, and visits.
  41. That example is most likely a white glass body with painting done on the surface. The painting was likely done by a "refiner", a company that did not make glass, but ordered blanks from glass houses t...
  42. The corkscrew one is quite the shape!! Love it!!
  43. I meant to say that it is something you will see on occasion.... That was a really bad sentence... :-)
  44. The thickness of clear glass on the foot of a piece is more a function of the gaffer and the amount of clear glass gathered for the final casing layer before being blown in a mold. You will see varyin...
  45. There are records in the US Congressional hearings regarding a London firm that was exporting Czech glass to the US, as well as to Australia as early as the mid 1880's. It is my understanding that com...
  46. I have modified the 4th image in this post to add a couple more examples of the Kralik Zig Zag vase, strengthening the link of the shape to Kralik, and also the link of the spatter decor in blue to Kr...
  47. The layers of glass in such a case are applied by a single "gaffer" who generally works with a partner or team depending on the technical level being executed. The process of casing multiple layer...
  48. These styles of pieces are seen both with and without pontil marks on them. That is why I asked. There are not many companies known to have used gadgets for this type of production (hot worked rims) w...
  49. I find these jugs to be interesting production. I have a question. I am curious if the base of this has a pontil mark at all? The handle appears hollow as the handle itself is clear glass (the chea...
  50. Nice example, and appropriately labeled.
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