Posted 4 years ago
The Welz glass shoes are, to continue from an earlier post by welzebub, another Welz product that is probably difficult to put in an exact time line. The decors seem to be the same as the decors found on the Victorian-style items imported by English markets and, chances are, they were made over an extended period of time. You may have noticed in that post, these shoes have also been subjects of mis-identification.
Welz shoes are found in two styles - a low-top (like these) and a high-top version. Both versions are ornamented with clear rigaree around the tops and clear leaf-like flaps across the fronts. Though these shoes are most often found as singles, they were apparently made as pairs with the flaps pointing in opposite directions.
Each shoe is 3" tall (7.5 cm) and around 5.5" (14 cm) long. This pair has a burgundy, orange, and blue spatter on a bright yellow ground. The yellow ground, because of the high cadmium content, glows orange under UV light. Shown here with a vase in a matching decor.