Posted 3 years ago
These are beautiful pieces of art glass even though they end up in the lamp section of on-line auctions. I think the variations of shapes are endless... sometimes you see Welz shades enameled by other companies -but the shapes are very distinctively Welz; the tools used and how the glass layers are constructed.
The inspiration for these shapes are a mystery (I think they came from aquatic life) but I am referring to them as Umbrella shapes as opposed to Knuckle shapes that Kralik produced. I actually believe many companies produced their own designed using tools from the inside to push-out the glass in this way. Enjoy and special thanks for those who recognize your "cropped" photography
1. 8-elbow protrusions in bubble and line decor
2. 16-sided with (top) claw protrusions, (bottom) Curve protrusions both in line and confetti decor
3. 16-sided with claw protrusions (top) line with confetti (bottom) cream with confetti
4. (top) Zig-zag shape -not in an umbrella shape, (bottom) in curve protrusions in line and confetti decor