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Bohemian Art Glass141 of 5186Fritz Heckert Siberband Gold, Early 20 centuryCzechoslovakian spatter jack-in-pulpit
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Posted 4 months ago


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This appeared in a discussion group the other day and I snagged it within minutes of it showing up. The shape was one I recognized instantly, although this is a different basic form than I have seen before.

Generally seen in a stemmed "Life Light" form, I recognized the V-ribbed Heart instantly. There were a couple of other small details which which pointed to Welz also.

The primary decor, which is a heavy overshot crackle, is one I had not seen before on any production. It also uses colors which are similar to other decors, but the absence of an opaque inner lining gives the piece a really different appearance.

The vase stands at 4.75 inches tall, 4 inches wide at the shoulder, and 3 inches front to back, including the pinches "fins" near the base. It has a fire polished bottom with no pontil work, and a ground and polished rim to finish off the top.

The first three images show vase details.

The top of the 4th image shows the same form, only in a smaller version and on a stem. The first and second second examples are in decors linked to other Welz shapes. The third example is simply an opalescent green that I have not seen on another identified form. The bottom image in the 4th pic shows a tri-lobed heart by Welz, having the same type of protruding ribbed fins as seen at the base of the new vase.

A Welcome addition to my collection, and a new, and quite unusual decor.


  1. IronLace IronLace, 4 months ago
    Wow! Nice find! I would have snapped up this interesting vase too...I never seen a decor like it. Really like the way that the overshot texture takes the spatter somewhere different. The "fins" are also a point of interest.
  2. sklo42 sklo42, 4 months ago
  3. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 months ago
    The decor is pretty.I love it!
  4. scottvez scottvez, 4 months ago
    Love it craig-- great welz!

  5. philmac51 philmac51, 4 months ago
    Beautiful décor - really nice find Craig!!
  6. welzebub welzebub, 4 months ago
    Thanks everyone..... This piece was a very cool find..... and it simply helps to expand on my understanding of Welz production, and it's extremely wide aesthetic diversity. After about 10 years of intensive research, the things that continue to turn up, never cease to amaze me.
  7. jericho jericho, 4 months ago
    Amazing amazing amazing!!! Welz is expanding like crazy in my folders of decor and finishes. so we are looking at a new finish (texture) here! I especially like the church window type confetti... Overshot-crackle has its first example.
  8. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 4 months ago
    This is something we would all have looked at and said Welz if we saw it!
  9. Glasstronaut Glasstronaut, 4 months ago
    Really nice! Amazing finish!!
  10. Rick55 Rick55, 4 months ago
    I love this Craig! It has great colors, a fantastic shape and that finish... Wow!

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