Posted 5 months ago
Having been in Dallas yesterday to spend the day with my good buddy Chris Cope, and also to meet Paula Robinson, Chris happened upon this "Italian glass" vase while on his way to check out at the mall we were looking through. He kindly offered to let me purchase it, and said he would if I did not want it... :-) He knew I would, as it is the single largest piece of Welz I have seen or handled.
The vase stands at 12 inches in height and is approx 6 inches in diameter at the shoulder. The rim, which is cut and polished is 4.25 inches in diameter, and the foot is approx the same diameter as the rim. As expected with a cut and polished rim, there is no pontil mark on the underside.
There is no provenance mark that I can see, but that is not surprising. The vase is done in a very distinctive decor which is a Welz marker for sure!! The vase has 4 large "dimples" around the body.
Shown in the last pic with my decanter set and covered dish in the same decor. Welz examples in this large of a size are extremely hard to find.