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Bambus1920's likes13 of 18Sad outcome of three heavy Czech glass pieces - packed too loose in a big box - only one survived.A pair of Fritz Heckert 'solifleur' style vases in red and purple 'Marmopal' (Otto Thamm design)
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This is a Welz 'umbrella' type light shade with sixteen 'spokes' or protuberances around its circumference. The décor is Translucent Lines and Spots, though in this décor the so called spots are always jagged splodges! The shade came from France and the gallery is probably the most common model found there.

    A while ago I drooled over examples of this type of Welz shade, shown in a post by Jericho, never even thinking I could own one.......but that's never know what you'll find next!

    Diameter 26 cm./10.25 inches Height 16 cm./6.25 inches

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    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      fabilus like tortoiseshell
      lovely piece whether lit or not
      many thanks for sharing peggy
      all the very best malkey
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      You're sounding very buoyant, Malkey, and now you mention it, it does look like that's been in the sun!
    3. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 years ago
      Welcome back on CW,Peggy:).
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Iwona, I've just been occupied by a house move, but I'm gradually getting straight :)
    5. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Lovely thing Peggy - wait 'til Jericho sees it!!
    6. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      It's magical!
      As you said, you never know with collecting - the pieces you've never dreamed of owning can sometimes come your way quite by chance...
      My empathy to you for the move...still getting things sorted at my place too, it's off to a promising start, but I dare say I'll be faffing about with my collection for years...sure you know what I mean! :-)
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thanks Phil, the best of my old shades because it's identifiable. Also it's shape is different from the examples posted by Jericho.
    8. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Hi IronLace, for me it was a great find as I love household items in décors most usually found as as vases or bowls. I'm very familiar with that faffing you talk about. I shall be moving the items I have in the same décor as the shade into the same room......part of the fun :)
    9. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and comments everyone.
    10. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Yeah... but he'll still want it!
    11. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      I was remarking on yet another shape because it seems so typical of Welz to produce so many variations in both shape and décor.

      Photos by all means......
    12. kralik1928 kralik1928, 4 years ago
      Fantastic! I love these... when I was in the Czech Republic a few years back you can still find these in pubs with old iron fixtures. Mine has a blue rim for some reason
    13. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      I share your enthusiasm, Jericho and was gobsmacked (but delighted) to come across one for sale.
    14. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Many thanks to those who've chipped in with loves more recently!

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