Posted 11 months ago
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.