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    Posted 10 months ago

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    These are glass pieces from the late 1920’s made by Franz Welz in Czechoslovakia.

    I wanted to write a few more personal posts about collecting in general; share some thoughts about displaying the glass. Displaying Czech Glass is it art onto itself ; very similar to interior decorating or architecture. I am constantly challenged on deciding whether to keep a piece, sell it or how to display it.

    I remember in the early days of collecting glass, there used to be collectors that would only buy a certain color, “I only collect cobalt glass”.... while one persons preference can seem alien to us over time collecting and displaying has evolved. I starting collecting the biggest heaviest Czech glass I could find- but it got old after a while, It was like listening to speed-metal and only speed-metal all the time!

    In the next few posts I will focus on different ways of collecting glass and my thoughts on how to display them. Please you enjoy these groupings of “family portraits”.

    Family grouping: a glass display based on common decor (or pattern) in different shapes and sizes

    1. Orange and maroon in a line and dot decor. Orange and maroon are one of the most plentiful Welz decors- that can be good for this kind of display, choosing a decor that is more common can lead to a larger family more quickly (and cheaply)

    2. These are umbrella shapes in the line and bubble decor. I find umbrella shapes don’t play “nice” with other pieces so I tend to put them off by themselves. I put them together in different colors by related shapes or I put them together in the same decor- as seen here

    3. Cobalts in Line and spot decor. They look cool because of the range in size. If you have a few medium sizes and introduce a big one, it doesn’t work that well- best to have large, medium and small to show scale. Here you see a range from 14” to the 3 3/4”

    4. This is a purple Line and dot decor (Not my best grouping), I have to add or subtract something to make it work better. This decor range is plentiful if you are buying from different parts of the world- although certain styles are easier to find in some countries and harder in others.

    Welz displays well in “family“groups because the shapes are so complimentary to each other, it’s like a wedding photo where every body type was wearing the same dress or suite color. It’s interesting to see what each shape does to a pattern.

    Most of their Welz glass range is from 6-9” so you can display much more on one shelf than you can with other makers. I used to laugh at a collector that only collected very small pieces so they could display more pieces per shelf, now I’m getting around to their wisdom in displaying glass

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    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 10 months ago
      fabilus entire selection,,, dedication ,,,!!!!!!!!!!!
      my favourites the first piccy purple which call the octopus decor l.o.l
      all the very best malkey 1412
      the omega man 26th march 2020 year
    2. welzebub, 10 months ago
      Great groupings Jericho..... So many of Welz's décors just "pop" visually....
    3. scottvez scottvez, 10 months ago
      BEAUTIFUL Welz!!

      I love these groupings-- don't forget bring craig in with some basket groups!

    4. kralik1928 kralik1928, 10 months ago
      I’m gonna cover shape type too- picture a sea of baskets
    5. Wow22, 10 months ago
      For me, decors 1 and 2 have diminishing interest the more I see. On the other hand, decors 3 and 4 are awesome!! Wonderful displays.
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 10 months ago
      These décors can also look good with tango pieces. Of course that only applies if the Tango piece picks up one of the colours of the lines/spots.
    7. poticheman poticheman, 9 months ago
      Nice Glass..

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