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austrohungaro's loves323 of 3323Iridescent glass urn with applied green tadpoles moulded into baseJacob E bang Kastrup
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This is an established Welz shape seen in a number of pastel and confetti/spatter décors. It is, to me, high late Art Nouveau, being organic (base, stem, neck, flower head), material (twist, dimple, surface) and functional (bulb, flower stem).
    Découpage has been the term vaunted for similar spatter/confetti décors which include one or more elements which appear "cut out", which seems to me a neat term.
    Like many collector terms, it doesn't reference an original source and is as relevant and applicable as individuals prefer it to be.
    To me, it is a very good descriptor.
    It is 20cm tall.

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    1. welzebub, 6 years ago
      As much as this appears to be late Art Nouveau, as presented by it's quite organic aesthetic, tt appears these pieces are actually interwar production and made by Welz in the 1920's. It is certainly possible that they started production earlier, but at a minimum they produced into the 1920's.

      As a reference to establish this fact, I have an image of this shape in a similar Welz spatter (decoupage style) which bears a Czechoslovakia mark on it. It is the only one I have ever seen, and was located in The U.S.

      As much as it appears that the bulk of this production did not come here originally, the piece I am referencing not only establishes that this style of product was imported to the U.S. to some extent, but it also firmly establishes at least a portion of the timeline.

      The mark is extremely hard to see, and this is the only example of this style of production I have ever found with a mark which dates the production.

      The example can be seen here:

      Yours is a great example by the way, and a décor also found on several quite distinctive Welz shapes.... as seen in this image:
    2. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      I love the shape and colors on this Ian! It's a beauty...
    3. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 6 years ago
      lovely item and as usual so many gorgeous items like this being in the UK. Well done again Ian...
    4. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 6 years ago
      Are we going to say 1920s Art Nouveau inspired, then? Many firms made even popular late Victorian lines into the 1920s, so this doesn't trouble me!
    5. welzebub, 6 years ago
      Yes we are then.... I only wanted to clarify the time frame possibilities for the piece.... This is one of my favorite shapes....
    6. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 6 years ago
      :-) Thanks for the help.

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