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    Posted 4 years ago

    jericho
    (233 items)

    The Czechs were fantastic glass craftsman, you can see this in their use of color, shape and decor. In this post you can see a playful use of reversing a mold to create another design entirely. In fact, I have had the picture of worm shape vase for a long and didn't realize that it matched the tripod version for a long time. in the second example you can see these vases were not created by a half-mold shape but a fully closing mold. The pieces are enhanced by the compression of the mold; this technique creates texture and light refraction too.

    All four example are Franz Welz made between 1920-30

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    Comments

    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      smashing pieces delightfully coloured love the first piccy has everything going for the piece !!!!!!!! thanks for sharing Jericho
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Another great post, thank you! I suspect the mould for the second example may have been in existence somewhat earlier if this example is anything to go by. I knew I'd seen that texture and ribbing somewhere before.......

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/202784-bohemian-welz-vase
    3. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Fab observation, interesting and is it just me, but funny too!
    4. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 4 years ago
      We are all going to be looking for similar in our collections!
    5. Wow22, 4 years ago
      I love this post. They were so enterprising!! I remember seeing a similar comparison between CW members of a stepped vase some years ago (can't find it now). It awakened my curiosity but I've never seen further examples until now. Thanks.
    6. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Just Magical, and magistral at the same time, great find... :-D

      Regards
      Alan
    7. kralik1928 kralik1928, 4 years ago
      Fun right? The observation was made by a fellow collector and dealer of czech glass
    8. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 4 years ago
      This is my only likely "upside down mould" piece: as yet, I don't have a shape that proves that: the one on far right.
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/155198-welz-quartet-including-candy-cane-and-ho

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