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FRANZ WELZ (Royal Artglass) "Winged" SPATTER VASE- Czech

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Found this beautiful WELZ Winged Spatter Vase while visiting our local Antique Stores this weekend so I added it to my slowly building Czech Glass collection. I recently had listed a Welz vase that was definitely identified as a Welz import piece because of a ROYAL ARTGLASS sticker on a similar one owned by CW member antiquerose that was documented as being a N. American import label used by Welz circa 1920-30's. Other than for the clear glass wings, the treatment on this vase is very similar to the one identified as Welz (see photo 4). The under-base is also identical to the shorter vase. It measures 6 3/4" tall and has an inner layer of white glass, a multi-colored spatter and aventurine middle layer and the clear outer layer. I have added the original WELZ documented vase in photo#4 for comparison. Comments welcomed! RER(BOB)

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      BEAUTIFUL Welz!

    2. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the post, one Bob to another :-)
    3. jericho jericho, 3 years ago
      Sorry I didn’t comment, I’m not sure my opinion matters now but for what it’s worth I believe the Royal art glass is 90% indicative of Welz production. I believe that when the Glassmarken Lexicon was written it took into account North American retailer marks of Royal Glass as being indicative of Welz production (solely Welz). Kralik has many retailer marks on their production pieces so there is precidence for this kind of production-to-retail arrangement. What I see in the last picture is a Welz piece (nicely documented and a Ruckl (or some other maker’s) piece. I just think that if Czechs or German glass companies marked these pieces they would be written in German or Czech) ie... kunstglas or Bambus. There is a possibility these stamps were put on in the s Czechoslovakia at the request of North American retailers or import companies. Thank you
    4. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 3 years ago
      Thanks for your comments Jericho....all comments matter!
      Thank you hunterqlee for the love. RER

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