Posted 12 days ago
When I bought this I was thinking I would be getting a piece of Welz "Zig Zag Lines" but I had trouble reconciling this with other Welz products once I got my hands on it. The shape was close but not exact. Even more troubling to me was the wimpy white interior, the fire-polished rim, and the clear foot. To my thinking, this hinted of Japanese glass.
I posed my questions to Craig at kralik-glass.com and in correspondence, he mentioned he no longer thinks this particular decor is Welz. He also mentioned that the decor may be in the Kralik case at Passau but he couldn't confirm that attribution either. The fourth image shows the decor in two other colors in images taken from madforglass.com where they are identified as Welz.
That's some pretty solid inclusions associating this decor with Czechoslovakia, though I still entertain the possibility this is a Japanese creation. Reflective of the frustrations involved in trying to identify glass in general and Czech glass in particular, I'm seeking more opinions and maybe some facts - does anyone have an example of this decor that is marked or labeled?