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Posted 4 years ago


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Here are more pieces in Welz that I call umbrella shapes. They are getting harder to find and can be recognized by a silver foil label applied to the side or a "made in Czechoslovakia" stamp on the base, (faintly applied).
I own only two on this page; I hope collectors will allow photos to be used for this shape study...and thank you very much.

You can study similarities across the board by looking at them together...
1- For example the punch-outs can number from 16 to 4 (not pictured).
2- Pieces range from 4" to 10" - rarely higher than about 10"
3- The glass is always thin on the rim and thicker on the base
4- None have pontil marks
5- The casing glass may be embossed to; similar to those thorn baskets
6- They are rarely flashed
7- They are rarely without rim application rod (black or cobalt)
8- The punch-outs produce tiny multiple horizontal cracks to the base glass- but this is normal and not damage to the piece
9- These pieces are rarely damaged- strange but true!!
10- Enjoy, collect, share...


  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Great glass-- really like these!


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