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 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
A Welz Basket - My Newest Aquisition   - Art Glassin Art Glass
Rückl & Their Glass  –  Similar but Different Shapes – Navigating Perilous Waters  –  Part 3 in a Series - Art Glassin Art Glass

Comments

  1. My pleasure.
  2. Your piece is by Kralik. The Welz identification of that piece on ebay UK is incorrect.
  3. For what it is worth, this Welz vase in a yellow ground has the tinting layer on the exterior that you describe Jericho. It can be seen better in some pics than others. http://www.collectorsweekly...
  4. I agree with Kevin. Interwar Czech production.
  5. Thanks Alan... And thanks to those that have stopped by....
  6. Really different foot/underside. Nice one!
  7. My pleasure Malkey..... Peggy... I passed on #1, bought #2.... so we will see what #3 is.... a gent in a group I posted it in thinks he may have a piece of it somewhere.... :-) and yes.... that...
  8. Malkey, It is actually a very deep blue in color, but appears black.
  9. Thank You very much. I enjoy the hunt, find the challenge of research intriguing, and I am glad you find my posts informative.
  10. Nice Uranium glass..... great piece!!
  11. Love the silver work. Tastefully elegant....
  12. I think almost certainly Bohemian in origin. Nice one!
  13. Whipping Post!!! So many great classics on this LP. Generally I am not a big fan of live releases, as most of them have questionable mixing for the audio, but this one is a classic, and very well eng...
  14. I added an additional arched mark image above. I believe it is an image which shows the granularity seen in some of these marks to an extreme.
  15. Hi Fran, If you are referring to this green vase, the style is similar, but green glass can be extremely hard to identify unless the shape and/or decor are known for sure. I looked at yours before, an...
  16. Don't know how I missed this one... It is a stunner for sure!!
  17. Hi Fran, If you are referring to your green vase most recently posted, the style is similar, but green glass can be extremely hard to identify unless the shape or decor are known for sure. I looked at...
  18. Thanks to everyone for contributing to the discussion, and also for the loves. I have contacted Blenko to see if I can get specific information about their first process in the late 50's, and also ...
  19. In regards to Sandblasting marks by Blenko, it seems that they used a sand blasted mark from the spring of 1958 to the summer of 1961. At that point they stopped. Indications are that they did it manu...
  20. One of my favorite colors of glass!! Great piece.
  21. I have added a third image, and some additional text which can be found between the dotted lines in my post.
  22. Very nice Penny... I love pink and I love pairs.... :-)
  23. I will look for some images I have which show seem to show details of texturing in the marks well, and also show small singular etches spots outside of the edges, like a grain that hit off target. I ...
  24. A decor being under a coat of "clear glossy" glass is pretty meaningless in Czech glass. A clear outer casing is likely one of the the most common production techniques, and likely found from every C...
  25. Thanks Malky
  26. A response from Brian confirms my recollection of the conversation in 2014 or so. He has again reviewed his Harrach factory opalescent decors information and says, that although it certainly look...
  27. Fratelli Toso, ca late 1950's early 60's. In "Italian Glass Century 20" by Leslie Pina.
  28. I just sent him a message asking him to confirm either way.....
  29. I believe that Brian suggested they could be Harrach, but I do not recall him being able to identify it absolutely. I am certainly open to that possibility. I used one in a shape study on my websi...
  30. I have added some additional vases to the last image, showing the futurism shape in a couple of other décors. I also added some additional explanation of that image in the post. Yes Alan, I remem...
  31. Thanks to all that stopped by to look.
  32. Thanks to all who stopped by!!
  33. Thanks to the many who have stopped by on this post.
  34. Thanks Elizabethan.... glad you found it interesting.
  35. Great example! I think the combination of shape, décor, and provenance mark on this vase serve as a good reminder of how much of this type of glass there is that we are ill prepared to accurately iden...
  36. My favorite of the day on a shape from one of my favorite shape families. I agree that the rim crimp really changes the overall feel of the piece.
  37. Again...a wonderful piece!! Congrats
  38. Great find... Great set!!
  39. My pleasure. Glad to help. Production time frame is hard to nail down solidly because of a lack of any documentation to do it with, but it is most likely in the 1910-1925 range.
  40. Your vase is actually Bohemian/Czech and was produced by the firm of Franz Welz. Nice one!!
  41. Thank You very much Fran and Harry. One of the reasons I write my posts as a counterpoint to what I feel is questionable information, is to provide a different perspective so that people can make u...
  42. Thank you very much Rose. I really appreciate what you said.... and yes, we have known each other for a long time now.... Thanks to everyone else for the comments and the loves.
  43. I am glad my comment and explanation was helpful. That small piece of knowledge saved me many times after I learned to look for it.
  44. Alan, I comment little any more, as recently my comments seem to fuel disputes with a particular individual. I have simply grown weary of having to argue points on other peoples posts. It has nothing ...
  45. Great examples Jericho!! Love the green one in particular, as it is a very uncommon décor.
  46. The example has a polished pontil. If it were originally made to have a lighter insert, it would not have a polished pontil. It would instead have a cut rim for the insert. A punty rod is primarily a...
  47. Thanks Scott... I had a fabulous time.... Round trip to Scottsdale with five days of riding and music while I was there.... not much better than wind therapy... If I had to choose between glass and ...
  48. Having just returned from a week long motorcycle trip (yes I actually have a life outside of glass research and discussion groups), I found it interesting that since this was posted, the "facts" regar...
  49. Although commonly referred to as a Jack In the Pulpit, the form is also a "Persian Sprinker", giving some insight as to the true age and origins of the form. https://www.google.com/search?q=persia...
  50. Thank you Karenoke. I am glad you found the information useful.
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