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    Posted 5 years ago

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    The hexagonal rim of this thorn vase discloses a thin white inner layer and a thicker, very pale green outer layer. The thorns are pulled from the six corners of the hexagon where the glass is thicker.

    The five thorny feet are a clear green which reacts to a uv light. The frog's legs thorn vase is not uv reactive at all.

    The curling up of the base of the vase, and a hexagonal rim are characteristics shared with the other Welz thorn vases I've included in image four.

    Height 20 cm./8 inches

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    1. Ivonne Ivonne, 5 years ago
      Thanks for sharing all those beautiful shapes and colours!These ones are perticularly interesting - their shapes are so organic...they remind me exotic plants.
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Ivonne, thank you, using forms taken from nature does seem to have been popular at this time. Of course Welz wan't the only producer of thorn vases.
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      I like the pale green one two, nutsabotas, thanks.
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Oh sklo, those two green thorns are really wonderful examples. The undulating ribbon-like forms are terrific. Aren't thorns so much fun? :)
    5. welzebub, 5 years ago
      Purely for the sake of accuracy, I think it is important to note that Butler did not refer to this glass as "Czech export glass" as the quotation marks above would seemingly indicate. They referred to the production as Bohemian prior to 1919, and also as imports from Czecho-Slovakia post 1918. There are also post 1918 ads in Butler still indicating Bohemian for some glass as late as 1929. The semantics of "Czech export glass" is a phrase coined in this forum a couple of years ago to describe a large amount of glass felt to be un-attributable, and used by some forum members, but not a term used by Butler.
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Yes, Michelle, thorns are fun, especially when they come in crazy spatter totally at odds with nature and thorny stems :)
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Alfredo, 21 on one shelf.....that must be a sight to see. Perhaps you could treat us all to a picture of them one day.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      All beautiful!

    9. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Thanks for commenting, scott.
    10. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      If you stopped, looked and clicked, many thanks.

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