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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This is my newest acquisition,which I was delighted,when I saw it on Czech auction site.I couldn't wait a delivery.When I got it in the end,I had mixed feelings though.
    The colours are unusual:red and ..I can't name this shade of reddish,brownish or whatever it is.Perhaps the shade is created by the black ground.The outer layer is transparent.In general it is thick three-layer glass,quite heavy and carefully made.The seller desribed it as old Bohemian from 1920s.
    On the other hand this relatively thick layer of transparent glass at the base (visible in 2nd and 3rd pcts)makes me think it's rather contemporary.Besides, the dark tonation varies from typical Bohemian spatter.It is also small :14,5 cm high 3,8 cm base diameter.
    All in all I'm confused and will appreciate more experienced collectors' opinions.
    Thanks to welzebub I could add 'Welz' to the title.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      I am not a big fan of glass but I certainly love this. I would love to try turning one like this on a lathe. Thanks much for sharing it.
    2. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      Thanks fhrjr2 for the comment.Your idea is interesting!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
    4. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      I love the "reddish,brownish or whatever" against the black! It's a lovely piece!
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 7 years ago
      As well as thinking it lovely I think it's a Czech Art Deco piece. Page 67 of Truitt II is devoted to glass in these colours mentioning 'brownish-purple'. Shapes very similar to this were also being made in the period. That is, bulbous at the base, handles on the shoulders which then coil up to the rim.
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 7 years ago
      Here is a link to a similar shape from the period. -with-double-serpentine
    7. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      Thanks Peggy,your comment is very helpful and informative.I'm happy this is Czech Art Deco.I've got "Collectible Bohemian Glass 1880-1940" by Truitt ,just one-volume book from 1995 and it doesn't contain much about the period.Thanks again :-)
    8. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      Thanks Sean and Rick for the loves and comments:-)
    9. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      Many thanks to smiata ,vetraio,lourds and bb2 for the loves:-)
    10. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      jak si? masz?
    11. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      I think I made a mistake. jak si? masz?
    12. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      I'm fine,pops :-) And you?
      I got up earlier today (5am) and what a nice greeting!
    13. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      No mistakes.That's ok
    14. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      I am fine too, thank you!
    15. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Unfortunately I do not speak Polish, But my parents did. That was long time ago.
    16. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      Wow,so I can call you a compatriot :-)
    17. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Yes you can!
    18. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      I'm really glad,i'm not the only Polish here on CW:-)
    19. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Well it's past my bedtime, so I will say dobranoc Ivonne!
    20. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      Dobranoc,pops.Mi?ych snów!
    21. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago

      I would suppose there are quite a few on here with European Roots (aka - the Old Countries) LOL ........from Grandparents/Parents immigrating.

    22. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      antiquerose,I do not for one minute doubt there are !I meant people who live in Poland and are present o CW,although I might be wrong about that as well:-)
    23. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      Thank you inky,kivatinitz,Sean,proof-life,mikelv and surfdub for the loves:-)
    24. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      I love the colours & think its a beautiful piece !!
      I picked up my 1st piece of splatter glass yesterday , its listed , in yellow & white , i had no idea this splatter stuff was so old , i always thought it was 70s..
    25. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 6 years ago
      I think the colours suit the form quite nicely.
    26. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your input,Collectomaniac !
    27. welzebub, 6 years ago
      I am sorry that I missed this post previously. This is, IMHO, an example of Welz production. I have two different shapes linked solidly to Welz with this decor. More importantly, this specific applied handle style and an extremely similar shape are found in a décor which is unmistakably Welz production. You can find that example posted here:

    28. welzebub, 6 years ago
      sorry... Hit enter by accident.

      The shape of the neck and the flare at the top are slightly different but the handle style and the lower body of the vase are basically the same.
    29. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Thank you,welzebub. for the information!It's important to me because it means I (not being too much experienced) feel somehow Welz's pieces :)
      Is this decor named?The colour combination is specific and very attractive.
    30. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Lisa,thank you for the comment.I'm truly satisfied with you having good relationship with my compatriots .Canada is a friendly country and many nations have found a place to live there.My mother's cousins emmigrated to Canada in 1930s and after 1945 and their offspring are Canadians now.
      I also have Polish friends in Ottawa who I'm in touch .
    31. welzebub, 6 years ago
      The décor is not really named, as with many of the Welz décors I have identified. Here is an image which shows one example of the décor on a different shape. I have had this shape in two other confirmed Welz decors.
    32. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Thank you so much,welzebub,for sharing your knowledge :)
    33. kralik1928 kralik1928, 2 years ago
      Love this type, if you need note pictures of this kind please email me - email in my bio
    34. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Ivonne, I've got a small vase that is related to yours... :-)
    35. Ivonne Ivonne, 2 years ago
      Indeed,the spatter colour is the same.I bought the vase on a Czech bid site when I new very little about Welz,but it somehow attracted me.

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