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A Welcome addition to my Welz collection - Spatter over the Pink Purple Iridescent Ground!!

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    Posted 1 year ago

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    In all of my years researching Welz production, the one thing that continues to amaze me is the diversity and artistic innovation of their production.

    On my website I refer to the basic ground decor of this new example as Pink Purple Iridescent. That is a name which is a derivative of the description of the glass from Passau’s “Das Bohmische Glas”. The glass formula/technique was patented by the Welz firm in 1899, and described as a an iridescent rusty brown, rosa-purple marbled glass, overlaid by clear glass. The Passau then provides an image in Vol IV, image VI.329. That image is provided in the pics. On a side note, the image also confirms Welz's production of the draped décor, a claim long disputed by another Bohemian glass researcher.

    My newly found example consists of a ground as described above, and covered with spatter in a wide variety of colors as seen in the images. It is then cased in a fairly thick layer of clear. So much so, that it is actually heavier than the larger example next to it in the group image.

    The vase measure 4.25 inches tall, and 5.5 inches wide at the waist. It is has a ground and polished pontil, with artifacts of the original punty rod removal seen in the center of the pontil mark.

    The group image shows the newly added vase, along with two examples of the ground, with different iridescence, marbling, and variations in the color. The new vase has no iridescence to the piece at all, and is much more like a paperweight décor than the other examples.


    1. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      That is a most beautiful decor. Excellence in spatter.
    2. jimtim jimtim, 1 year ago
      This is probably the prettiest spatter décor I have ever seen. Great find.
    3. philmac51 philmac51, 1 year ago
      Great find Craig... I saw this but had nothing to compare it to, had no idea it was Welz... walked on by ... Always learning...
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Gorgeous décor, great shape! Your first sentence couldn't be truer.
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Great find, and a beautiful selection of glass also! :^D Thank you so much for showing! :^)
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 1 year ago
      great post and wonderful collection
    7. MALKEY MALKEY, 1 year ago
      simply gorgeous craig the technique makes for something really special akin to precious stones plus the manipulation of the piece while malleable the final crescendo you must be tinkled pink with piece !!!!!!!!
    8. welzebub welzebub, 1 year ago
      Thanks to everyone for stopping by, and for the great comments. This piece is certainly one of my new favorites.
    9. Justanovice Justanovice, 1 year ago
      Missed this one! Would never have guessed Welz! Beautiful!

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