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Bohemian Art Glass199 of 5903HARRTIL - HARRACH Model No. 4/3630 - RUDOLF SCHWEDLER (1896 – 1981)Tiny....smaller than miniature....Welz Vases
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    Posted 5 months ago

    welzebub
    (176 items)

    So in my Welz group on Facebook, the vase in the last image was posted. I was surprised by the post, as I had not seen the decor in that color previously that I could recall. I also searched through my shape library, consisting of just over 550 shapes, and I did not have the shape recorded as one I had seen before. That vase was described as standing 4.375 inches tall, so not a giant by any means.

    As luck would have it, I took a break from an ongoing remodel project in the house, and took a much needed ride on my Harley. My main reason was to go to a bakery about an hour away that we discovered when we first came to Texas to look for an older home to buy. The name of the bakery is "The Czech Stop".... located in the town of West, an area which apparently has a long and rich history of Czech immigration.

    Located in a small antique shop in West, I purchased the vase shown in the first 3 images. It is a decor I have seen previously, and also bears the small font acid stamped "Czechoslovakia" commonly found on the under side of Welz production, but not a mark I use as a sole method of ID for Welz production.

    This giant also stands at 4.375 inches. A welcome addition to my collection of Welz production.

    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
      Serendipities !.§.!
    2. philmac51 philmac51, 5 months ago
      Hey Craig, is this blue on the inside?
    3. philmac51 philmac51, 5 months ago
      The reason I ask is because this spatter design, assuming we both got good light and representative colours correct, is very similar to something I posted about 3 years ago:
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/185231-mystery-vase--kralik-ruckl
    4. welzebub welzebub, 5 months ago
      Hi Phil. No, the interior looks black on this one, but it is a kind of cross between red and brown with a very bright light shining through it. It is a color they have used on a couple of other pieces of their production I have. Your piece also appears to contain some yellow in it also. That may just be the photography also.

      It is an extremely interesting comparison though.
    5. kralik1928 kralik1928, 5 months ago
      Welz has a very specific spatter (confetti) combinations on black-based glass. I have categorized them as bicolor (red or yellow on black base) tricolor (any two colors on base) and multicolor - more than two colors on base color. The spatter colors are extremely consistent and easy to file away.

      The base colors are also consistent throughout the line: crystal, white, yellow, orange, turquoise, apple green. Are the typical base colors to spatter decors
    6. kralik1928 kralik1928, 5 months ago
      I love small vases! The green one looks like white glass with purple lines, spatter and powder with the green coming over as a casing glass - is this correct or is the surface casing glass crystal?
    7. welzebub welzebub, 5 months ago
      Thanks everyone for the comments and Loves.

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