Posted 8 years ago
I haven't been on CW lately because we were lucky enough to be traveling in Wales & England for part of July and August - it was was a wonderful trip. I was interested in looking around a bit in local antique stores for glass, because I have heard that due to varying import practices and trends, the UK tends to have quite a different selection of Bohemian glass than we find over here in the US.
I only poked around in a few stores (having our three year old with us!), but one we drove by in a small town we were staying in caught my eye, since I saw quite a bit of cranberry and other colorful glass displayed in the window. When we went back on foot the next day, I was quite stunned to see that the front window was full of mostly Bohemian glass! :) There were some Kralik, a Harrach, and quite a number of Welz pieces - small pitchers, double thorn vases, tri-lobed 'heart' vases, and other vases in identifiable Welz decors. Inside, they had several more cabinets of Bohemian glass, with more Welz. Yes, I did take a lot of pictures! Their prices were very reasonable (I honestly don't even know if they knew the glass they were selling was Bohemian) so I picked out my favorite.
This pair of beautiful 9-1/2" tall matching Welz candlesticks are in the Rainbow Honeycomb décor with an applied clear ruffled foot, and are in perfect condition. I love the elegance of their shape. This décor has been identified as being from their Victorian-era production, and I am very pleased to be able to add them to my glass collection.