Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Czechoslovakian - Releaf powder decor

In Art Glass > Bohemian Art Glass > Show & Tell.
lrizek's loves12 of 30Gargoulette or Botijo1920's Shell sign
Love it
Like it

vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
larksellarksel loves this.
lrizeklrizek loves this.
ElisabethanElisabethan loves this.
scottvezscottvez loves this.
artfootartfoot loves this.
bracken3bracken3 loves this.
MALKEYMALKEY loves this.
VikingGirlVikingGirl loves this.
VintagefranVintagefran loves this.
kivatinitzkivatinitz loves this.
Michelleb007Michelleb007 loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
IanBrightonIanBrighton loves this.
Alan2310Alan2310 loves this.
swfinluv1swfinluv1 loves this.
EZaEZa loves this.
Wow22Wow22 loves this.
coloricolori loves this.
IvonneIvonne loves this.
auraaura loves this.
AnneLandersAnneLanders loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
JustanoviceJustanovice loves this.
sklo42sklo42 loves this.
philmac51philmac51 loves this.
VioletOrangeVioletOrange loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
GlassieGlassie loves this.
See 27 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 5 years ago

    (196 items)

    Releaf decor is something I made up to describe how I think these pieces were made. The piece is clear cased on both sides with a strong Tango base color. The next layer is very thin and bright red with powder-like grains softening the design. So how was the powder design applied? was it poured out like a through a small nozzle? was powder sprinkled through a stencil? was the pattern laid out like a mandala on a table and the glass bubble rolled over it? or was it placed in a metal mold?

    Mold hypothesis:
    The mold would have the design engraved in relief- it could have been sprayed with an oxide and cleaned out to leave the pattern in the grooves. The piece is about 9" by 10" and is very heavy. The maker? Ill take guesses but we know (as certain as we can know) that Ruckl, Kralik, Welz and others all used the powder decor on different kinds glass products

    Bohemian Art Glass
    See all
    Bohemian Czech Crystal Tumbler Whisky Glass 320 ml set 6 Hand Queen lace
    Bohemian Czech Crystal Tumbler Whis...
    Five Traube By Nachtmann Bohemian Crystal Wine Hock Goblets 6-7/8" Cut To Clear
    Five Traube By Nachtmann Bohemian C...
    Loetz iridescent Astraea Art Nouveau Glass Vase Bohemian Czech Deco No Reserve!
    Loetz iridescent Astraea Art Nouvea...
    Bohemian Czech Crystal Tumbler Whisky Glass 320 ml set 6 Hand Queen lace
    Bohemian Czech Crystal Tumbler Whis...
    See all


    1. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Absolutely wonderful piece - colour is spectacular - you're spoiling us today!!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Truly spectacular !!!
    3. jagsrock95 jagsrock95, 5 years ago
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Fabulous Decor & Shape, thanks for sharing this beauty.

    5. Wow22, 5 years ago
      This shape has an amazing sililarity to a recent post with a decor clearly associated with Welz production. Not making any attributions, just observing a likeness in shape.
    6. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 5 years ago
      Yes - I was pretty convinced by the shape link.
      Base 12.2cm diameter.
      Max diameter 24cm.
      "Neck" 14cm diameter.
      Rim 10.4cm across.
      20.5cm tall.
    7. jericho jericho, 5 years ago
      Ian, thanx for the measurements, I'll measure mine better and get back to this post with the measurements of that yellow one
    8. Wow22, 5 years ago
      Looking forward to seeing updated measurements. Totally intrigued by the POSSIBILITY of this being a Welz decor!
    9. welzebub, 2 years ago
      A series of posts in this forum and also in my Welz group on facebook have finally revealed that this decor, and the powder decor Jericho posted the other day in white and blue that I commented on, are now determined to be production by Welz.
    10. sklo42 sklo42, 2 years ago
      Whatever the faults of the internet this is it's strength.....the ability to exchange images around the world and thus further knowledge.
    11. kralik1928 kralik1928, 2 years ago
      Thanks to those that invested in the pieces with Known Welz decors
    12. welzebub, 2 years ago
      I think that my favorite part of this discovery, is that I really had very little to do with it. I have had an interest in these decors for a while, but the work of identifying them, and the shape matches and decors that did so, were the result of other people's interest in the line of glass and expanding our knowledge of it.

      I am proud of the work I have done on Welz over the last 12+ years. I am constantly amazed at the amount of interest, and the discoveries made by others regarding the subject. I am even more proud of the community of collectors that have an interest, share their time and information, and in doing so created a community which has resulted in many discoveries involving Welz that may have never been uncovered with out the help.

      I think as an overall, that is the greatest reward from all of this.
    13. Wow22, 2 years ago
      I'm very interested to hear more about the Welz attribution. It's been my hunch for some time and I'm glad the shape resurfaced in discussion. (I am not on FB)
    14. kralik1928 kralik1928, 2 years ago
      Simple ones are 7 1/2” tall by 8 1/2” wide

      Other measurements:
      Bottom lobe 4 1/2” tall
      Middle lobe 2” tall
      Top section 1” tall
      Mouth 3 7/8” wide
      Base 4 7/8” wide
      Glass thickness at rim 1/4”

      Bottom to the widest point in the glass is 3”

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.