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 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
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

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  1. Vintage ice cube tongs.... hence the serrated inner edges on the spring loaded arms.
  2. A great buy for that money.... :-)
  3. Nice find..... These came in a pretty wide variety of decors and sizes, and both with and without the stem coils. They were also most likely made in some form by many companies. The majority of th...
  4. Hi Fran. Great Welz piece!!
  5. It simply means the oranges were created using cadmium. You see that on some Welz production. That is all. I am always curious. Not all oranges glow that way.
  6. These styles of marbled decors are next to impossible to attribute unless found with a known mark, of which there are very few, or found on an identified shape, known to have been produced by a specif...
  7. Nice find.... I would tend to lean towards Welz also. I am curious, does it glow orange?
  8. Very cool... A new decor!!
  9. Great example. Pretty classic Welz....
  10. Fabulous piece of glass!! Powolny's work is incredibly exaggerated on the internet. In reality he designed little glass, and designed nothing even remotely similar to this style of work. Probably ...
  11. I do not know if these are Welz or not. It is my opinion that simple spatters such as this, using extremely common color palettes, can be highly unreliable as far as their use to identify production. ...
  12. Known factory literature from Aarhus, a company in Denmark, showing work like this that they produced (applied flowers) using Bohemian gaffers, would certainly throw more than a substantial shadow of ...
  13. Nice baskets..... I would suspect that the yellow and red basket is most likely Welz. I have not seen the basket before in a decor I could confirm as uniquely Welz. This spatter is too simple to use t...
  14. Always glad to Peggy.....
  15. Nice Softail. Looks to have an S&S stage 1 intake, pipes changed out to Vance & Hines? Short apes, and the front end has been changed out to a HD Springer fork. Nice upgrades..... You may want to go...
  16. Great find!! I love this one....
  17. Great find!! Welz production literature identifies this as Shape 9054. This shape has been found in 15 different décors that I am aware of. The shape itself is one of about 15 prolific shapes th...
  18. Cool piece.... It has nice lines.... It is reminiscent of some Moser production.
  19. I agree, but think that if the shapes are much more unique, that you stand a much better chance of ending up with a supportable result. The pieces shown above are simply a minuscule sample of shapes ...
  20. I looked and found one set of images. I email it to you.
  21. Sorry Rick, but I have since sold them, and did so before I kept images of all of my sold glass.
  22. Gorgeous glass. I have had a few of the Webb cameo pieces, and they are truly works of art.
  23. My pleasure.... Glad to put in my 2 cents worth.
  24. I would say Fritz Heckert Marmopal. It is not an example of Loetz Papillion. There is a similar Marmopal décor posted in the forum here, and posted by an Volkmar Schordt, who is quite knowledgeable o...
  25. I would add, from Wikipedia: Tomasz is a Polish given name, the equivalent of Thomas in English. Just sayin....
  26. I forget that CW does not like some non English characters. Not all...... only some.
  27. My mistake for misspelling the name, but their facebook profile reads: Tomasz Krzemi?ski updated his cover photo. Which I suppose could be a mistake.
  28. That is it Thomas.... Thanks... You saved me some time LOL
  29. You were here "first". ROTFLMFAO. I disagree with you, likely because I have about 20 years more experience with the subject than you do, and do not think that there is much of a chance at all tha...
  30. You just can't leave it alone can you Lisa? SMDH
  31. You want to think it is Czech Lisa.... be my guest. My initial comment #8, reflected the main things that I felt pointed to Asian/Chinese.
  32. As always Peggy.... My pleasure.
  33. Great piece!! I am not so sure that this is Kralik though. Solid colors are hard to identify without a specific shape as a reference. I can not recall having seen this collar on a known Kralik decor,...
  34. No problem. My pleasure.
  35. Sometimes the glass tells you everything you need to know without a supporting "link". This one clearly says "not Czech". One does not always need a "link" to something to make a reasonable determin...
  36. Pretty piece of glass, but the main color of this piece, combined with the very rough ground finish of the rim of the neck would indicate that this piece is most likely Chinese/Asian in origins.
  37. The blue example is wonderful!!
  38. Great examples Harry!!
  39. I did a quick search of some images on my laptop and a thumb drive, and also did some Google searches and could not find the answer quickly. I also have a backup terabyte drive with images I will look...
  40. I believe that the Rückl "suggestions" arose in this forum from a handle similarity to a couple of Tango exhibit pieces..... Certainly not a solid means to attribute them. It has been suggested p...
  41. No problem. It is a nice looking pieces of art glass.
  42. Sorry, but I think that this may actually be much more modern production. I can not think of the artists name at the moment, but it looks like their production. The ground color is not correct for Kra...
  43. Jericho, My discussion regarding the finials, would also include flowers, feet, rigaree, handles etc. Also, It is a broad general glass topic, and not a Welz specific topic at all. My discussion i...
  44. If you want to believe that someone made finials in advance, then annealed them, stored them and then reheated them to apply to hot glass... be my guest..... For what it is worth, you can make a ...
  45. Jericho, unlike stoppers, which only require some cold work to match them up to a decanter neck after the decanters are annealed and cooled, finials and other "parts" applied to hot glass need to be m...
  46. My Pleasure. Glad to help.
  47. 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...
  48. 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". :-)
  49. Great Piece!!! Gotta love those canes!!
  50. Nice stuff!! Love seeing other collector's accumulations!!
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