Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Welz Iridescent Swirl Pair

In Art Glass > Bohemian Art Glass > Show & Tell and Art Deco > Show & Tell.
Bohemian Art Glass2530 of 6491Kralik Silveria large vasePedestal foot tango cased glass vase - Czech ca 1930
Love it
Like it

VintagefranVintagefran loves this.
alliececilealliececile loves this.
kayakrockskayakrocks loves this.
southjerseybobsouthjerseybob loves this.
OneGoodFindOneGoodFind loves this.
Mac63Mac63 loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
kivatinitzkivatinitz loves this.
surfdub66surfdub66 loves this.
jerichojericho loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
swfinluv1swfinluv1 loves this.
LovelyPatLovelyPat loves this.
fishiowafishiowa loves this.
PickabooPickaboo loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
MALKEYMALKEY loves this.
IvonneIvonne loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
Michelleb007Michelleb007 loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
welzebubwelzebub loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
IanBrightonIanBrighton loves this.
beyemveybeyemvey loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
sklo42sklo42 loves this.
auraaura 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

    (210 items)

    A pair of Welz Iridescent Swirl vases. I believe this decor hasn't been recorded to date on this Welz shape, so to have a pair is pretty good going. Unusually both these pieces are gold painted/enameled on the inside and the minor chips you can see on the lip edges are chips to this 'paint'.

    I have my suspicion that this is a post-production addition, maybe by a retailer (just to fancy them up a bit more - like they needed it!!!!?) or a previous owner. It is clear that these vases do have the applied black rim under this paint. By applying a strong light through the glass you can see the broad brushstrokes. So question is, do I get the paint stripper out???

    Thanks to Craig for confirming Welz id.

    Bohemian Art Glass
    See all
    Antique Moser Bohemian Painted Gold Enamel Amethyst Footed Glass Rose Bowl
    Antique Moser Bohemian Painted Gold...
    Czech Bohemian Egermann Cranberry Cut to Clear 7 3/4
    Czech Bohemian Egermann Cranberry C...
    Loetz Art Glass Book: 'LOETZ. THE PASSION' - NBVD (2015, English / German edit.)
    Loetz Art Glass Book: 'LOETZ. T...
    Bohemian Czech Crystal 6" Round Bowl Hand Cut Queen Lace 24% Lead Glass
    Bohemian Czech Crystal 6" Round...
    Antique Moser Bohemian Painted Gold Enamel Amethyst Footed Glass Rose Bowl
    Antique Moser Bohemian Painted Gold...
    See all


    1. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
      I think I would return them to their original splendor. The gold looks dirty and tacky. I really like them...they're special. Bob
    2. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      I think so too Bob .... A job for the weekend ....
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      They are gorgeous, Phil, and may yet be better! Good luck with the restoration......
    4. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Thanks Peggy....I'll get my stripper and rubber protection ready then....haha!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      LEAVE THEM BE !!!
    7. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Thanks Kevin ... interesting ....
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Wait for Craig's opinion.
    9. welzebub, 5 years ago
      This is a tough one...... Tough to tell without them in hand, but the paint seems like an add to me. With the kind of soiled look to the gold, I would be tempted to remove it myself.

      If doing so, I would start with the one on the bottom of the stacked pair pic, and if revealing a good result, then try the other. It is always possible that it was added later to cover interior issues with the glass.

      The one on the top is not only new to this shape, but a new variant of the decor I have not seen before.....

    10. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 5 years ago
      I have used an industry solvent (Stripit) to good effect on stubborn household paint, bad nicotine staining and just bad grime when cleaning some pretty delicate items. I usually test it on a corner with a cotton bud first - I suspect that this won't be a later addition but original and you could test this way. Modern laquers and enamel paints will come off whereas originals won't.
      I use a Q-tip/cotton bud amount first.
    11. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Thanks Craig ... I'll proceed with caution and perhaps re-post next week with results.
    12. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Thanks Ian .. I'll look that one up Cheers!
    13. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 5 years ago
      I would be interested to know the result btw.
    14. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      OK - definite re-post next week then
    15. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Hey guys .. don't forget to LOVE 'em ... they are pretty pretty after all!
    16. welzebub, 5 years ago
      Try an area at the bottom center interior first, and see if the glass is damaged underneath it. if so, you do not have to go all the way and it will not really show...... Just a thought....
    17. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Cheers Craig ... I will proceed with caution ...
    18. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Oh these are gorgeous!! I actually kind of like the gold on these - it adds a certain splendor, even if it is aged. Yes..I think I like it! ;)
    19. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 years ago
      never seen this kind of glass rather nice Phil
    20. jericho jericho, 5 years ago
      WOW, incredible!! I think this shape is one of the popular with Welz. the gold looks unique but not origenal. I have a kralik caged piece with a red (lead paint) cage. I decided not to remove it because it could have been done by the retailer - this to me is part of the making process... I would say just strip one of them but then i cant decide witch one you should do!?!?
    21. jericho jericho, 5 years ago
      Thomas needs one, he has like 8 and plays with them, stacks them, does photoshoots- puts googly eyes on them etc... LOL
    22. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
    23. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      bellísimo, you know old ink get much solid with time becaus monomers go on with the covalent binding so perhaps removing with a chemical agent is difficult, and looking for a place to unstuck or peel it off would be a way for me
    24. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Love these colors Phil. And dang do you ever strike out? :):)
    25. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Thanks Tonya... I do my best

    Want to post a comment?

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