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    Posted 3 years ago

    IronLace
    (471 items)

    This Victorian glass vase could be by the same maker as the preceding one, as the petal shaped top rim is quite distinctive.
    It is quite thick & heavy despite it's delicate appearance. Made from clear glass with milky opalescent stripes, it shades to blue at the top. The applied handles have rustic thorns, & it also has a large four petalled applied flower in pale pink & white, with a pale yellow green uranium leaf trail. It measures 17 cm tall, 18 cm wide including the handles, & 6 cm across the base, which has a rough snapped pontil mark. I also believe this to be of Bohemian origin.

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    1. welzebub welzebub, 3 years ago
      Interesting piece of glass!!

      For what it is worth , here is a link to an image I put together. In particular, the last three examples have both the distinctive rim crimp seen here, and also have the same visible line on the interior of the vase. I have sen a handful of examples of this crimp in a period of many years. The first pink example is a piece in a solidly identified decor, but I do not have a pic of the inside. The basket is one I suspect to be by the same maker, as the decor is theirs, and the surface texture is seen on other pieces of their production. The third and fourth examples are solidly identified as Welz. One is the Harlequin Spatter decor found in several different shapes and colors. The final examples is a décor which I believe to be a marker décor for Welz, and the vase is in my personal collection.

      http://www.kralik-glass.com/CW/RimCrimp1.jpg

      Would I make a definitive attribution based on the rim alone? Absolutely not. I have to say though, that the rim crimp is distinctive enough, that it is a production detail pointing in that direction.

      There are also known examples of applied flowers and such having been produced by Welz, although only a few have been solidly attributed. The following link shows an image of two examples of production in the Skarske Museum at Novy Bor, identified as Welz production ca 1900. The pink and white striped example on the right is a décor found on several different examples of identified Welz production.

      http://www.kralik-glass.com/CW/Welz1900SkarskeMuseumNovyBor.jpg

      Just thought you might find it interesting.
    2. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
      Very interesting observation, Craig! I particularly like this one for that gorgeous blue; you don't see this color very often.
    3. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks Craig for your thoughts, I'm pleased to think that this vase has provided so much food for thought. I felt that the petal top was a possible clue to it's origin.
    4. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Thanks also, Michelle, the blue is a bit different...when I saw the other jug vase I felt it would make a nice match for it, so I swooped! :-)

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