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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I bought this as an example of a Welz Honeycomb décor in a colour way I didn't own, though I'd seen it before. It had been in the house a while but on taking photographs today I noticed that it's different from other examples of Welz Honeycomb décors I own.

    Honeycomb décors have rows of 'empty' circles or ovals surrounded by lines of colour(s). This example though has further rows of tiny circles but these are in fact air bubbles. In fact from their regularity they should probably be called controlled bubbles.

    Image three shows it with two examples of Welz honeycomb without bubbles. In the candlestick the honeycomb is elongated so much that the circles/ovals are narrowed in the extreme, so much so as to be more like slits.

    If you look at image four you can see the trophy vase between two examples of the Welz décor called 'Bubbles'. The Art Deco décor 'Bubbles' is epitomised by vertical lines alternating with a vertical stack of spaces and air bubbles. In each case the bubbles are the smaller shapes.

    I can't explain the technique used, but I assume it is the same in both the trophy vase and the later Deco pieces.

    Height 11 cm./4.25 inches

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    1. welzebub, 4 years ago
      I have a few examples of decors that use bubbles in the decor that are strategically place in the color patterns. I find the technique to be fascinating.
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      I agree it's fascinating in itself but also interesting to find the same technique adapted to suit the fashion of different times.
    3. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      I would love to have been able to see how this was done in person - it is one of those decors that is just so interesting and unique to Welz. These are great, sklo! Thanks as always for sharing them! :)
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Michelle, I'm sure you too will have read articles on how bubbles are created. But then the bubbles and the honeycomb pattern have to be in synch. The mind boggles!
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Wow ~ Beautiful pieces and Colors !!
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thanks, Rose, nice of you to say so!
    7. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 years ago
      You have an EYE,Peggy!But it wouldn't be special without your knowledge about glass and Welz.
    8. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Ivonne, you are very generous.
    9. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      the colours are quite tremendous Peggy thank you for sharing
    10. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thanks MALKEY. I think Welz had quite a singular aesthetic, both in colour and shape.
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      I've never seen a green and white honeycomb before Peggy, and it's a great-looking piece!
    12. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Rick, excellent precision on this one.

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