Posted 4 years ago
This is another Welz mini hex acquired in the trade I mentioned previously.
Loving these as I do I feel I was lucky indeed. The spatter is tiny but even so is very precise with individual colours having a dark edging.
Image three shows it with its yellow neighbour on the shelf and with the only other one I have of the same shape.
Image four shows it between two miniatures of the same shape. I always display the 'back' of the yellow one because if I display the front it dominates and unbalances the group.
Here however I think it's worth seeing the front. It is painted and enamelled and the rim is gilded. I suspect that this style of decoration did not survive to the Art Deco period. Certainly all the evidence is that Welz moved with the times and was very innovative with its Art Deco production.
I could be completely wrong but think it is worth considering that this one came from an earlier time. Bear in mind that a very similar hexagonal shape produced by Welz may also have come came from an earlier period. See previous post.
Height 11.5 cm./4.5 inches