Posted 2 years ago
Yesterday I was surprised to read, here on C.W. Welz production being dismissed as 'a bunch of miniature pieces and some generic shapes of a larger size as well, specially in the Tango style.' I find that difficult to believe as it doesn't chime with my experience. Like all glass houses Welz made items of all sizes to appeal to all pockets. Like all glass houses Welz was a business where all sales fed the bottom line, the be all and end all for any business.
The images show that some of my pieces of Welz are too tall to fit the shelving/dresser and had to be placed on top, but also many others of medium and small sizes. I apologise for these now outdated images as I couldn't get far enough away to take good photographs. However they are good enough to demonstrate the great variation in sizes.......and and also that only a small percentage are Tango glass!
My largest piece of Welz is a light shade, 28 cm. in diameter, image one.
My tallest pieces of Welz come in at 31 cm. including the triple thorn vase in image four.
My smallest Welz pieces are two open salts at 6.5 cm. tall, and they are posted here on C.W.
Welz also produced cut crystal and their largest piece in that area, a documented piece as it was awarded a prestigious prize, was in the region of 90 cm. tall.
Sweeping statements without supporting evidence rarely hold water and usually bring other points of view, as here. I might add that I have commented on only one of several such unsupported sweeping statements.