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    Posted 5 years ago

    sklo42
    (726 items)

    These Welz Triple Thorn vases are in an oxblood and yellow décor with a yellow inner casing and a clear outer casing. The thorns are clear, as are the applied feet. They are the tallest of my Welz pieces.

    On pulling the bottle brush out of one 'tube' I found it had a roll of paper around it. The roll turned out to be three raffle tickets. They predate Decimal Currency which began in 1971.....the prices are in shillings and pence. The prizes include National Savings Stamps which began in 1916, originally to fund WWI, but continued until 1976.

    Thus these little pieces of history must have been put in the vase before February 15th 1971. They'd been there for at least 45 years.....by far the most interesting items I've ever found in vases!

    Height 31 cm./12.25 inches.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Beautiful!

      scott
    2. welzebub, 5 years ago
      Fabulous find!!
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Thanks, scott, much appreciated.
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Thanks, welzebub, I was quite pleased.....
    5. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Wow - *triple* thorn vases? These are really special - what a terrific find! I have never seen any even close to these before! :)
    6. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      These look like an exotic sea plant from a wonderful coral reef.
    7. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      They look like the "bigger sisters" to my little thorn vase - LOL
      I love them!
    8. Gruff Gruff, 5 years ago
      Mandy you won?
      Great info and I love these pieces
    9. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you Michelle, sometimes it's good to live where I do :)
    10. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Hi Karen, or the wild imaginings of an 'I'm going to go one better glass designer'.
    11. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Hello Freiheit, they are indeed. Czech glass houses commonly produced their designs in several sizes. However yours is in a rarely found décor, so big in different way!
    12. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Hi Gruff.....who's this Mandy then?
    13. EZa EZa, 4 years ago
      I just love these! So colorful- great design. Wonderful!
    14. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much EZa, they're a little darker in real life..... it was sunny today.
    15. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Peggy these are so beautiful, and fun to find anything belonging to the last owner. Who is Mandy? :-) I love the colors of your most recent glass posts.
    16. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Neat.....and triple...Rare !!
    17. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Valentino, I'm pleased you like these and some other recent postings. It's a minority taste but great fun finding the rarer pieces.....when you do, if you do!
      Mandy is perhaps just a mistake :)
    18. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      antiquerose Concise, pertinent and appreciated:) Thanks!
    19. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 4 years ago
      more? have you robbed a glass museum??

      how adoreable.... :)
    20. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you AnneLanders, LOL I'm only held back by the realisation that I'd have to wrap everything in bubble wrap before I could make my getaway!!

      I appreciate the lovely compliment too :)
    21. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 4 years ago
      Thats a pretty awesome little find!
    22. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you Shawn, I admit I was quite pleased!
    23. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the loves, aura, blundsrbuss, welzebub, IanBrighton, mikelv, NevadaBlades, vetraio, Michelle, philmac, Justanovice, Alan, freiheit, Gruff and scottvez.
    24. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the loves, Valentino, swfinluv, antiquerose, iggy, Karen, AnneLanders, OroyOroy... , SEAN, SoiritBear, SteveS, Shawn, VioletOrange and Rustfarm.
    25. jericho jericho, 4 years ago
      Very nice and I have never seen the triple vases on tripod! cool
    26. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Ah, Jericho, sorry to disappoint but the vases sit on five 'thorny' feet. Thanks for the 'cool'
    27. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Giving this a Love Bump !!
    28. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      antiquerose you are sooo kind :)

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