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    Posted 6 months ago

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    This will never be a favourite as I don't like gilding. On the other hand it's rare to find gilding in such good condition. I do however like the white on blue spatter and have never before seen it on a mini-hex. Though a little darker it's the same décor as the other three in image four.
    As to date, I have no answers!

    Height 11 cm./4,25 inches

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 6 months ago
      Once again the grouping photo is amazing!

    2. sklo42 sklo42, 6 months ago
      Thank you, scott. The piece, back row middle, suggests these hexagonal shapes existed over quite a long time.
    3. IronLace IronLace, 6 months ago
      Love, love, love these neat little hexagons...I'd take one in any colour...still regretting the one I sold several years back...what was I thinking?
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 months ago
      I don’t mind gilding but this vase is overwhelmed by it!
      I much prefer to see the plain side so the decor and shape can shine.
    5. IronLace IronLace, 6 months ago
      I'm 50/50 on gilding - if it's done well (fired on) then it's going to last & not wear off & look rubbishy (cold painted). I've been known to clean off the latter, just to improve the look of an item. This is definitely proper fired on gilding & it has some substance to it...
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 6 months ago
      Hi Marin, I'm much the same and buy any in a décor I don't already have. Actually this one came via a tip off from Justanovice, who no longer posts here. She knows me well!
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 6 months ago
      Hi Karen, even learning from Marin that it's 'quality' gilding hasn't changed my mind. See image three where it's quiet side is still plenty strong enough.
    8. sklo42 sklo42, 6 months ago
      Marin, I too have been known to remove gilding. Another mini-hex has enamelling which can't be removed, so that too has its back on show. I'm finding them less and less frequently as time goes by.
    9. IronLace IronLace, 6 months ago
      I remember buying a couple of milk glass hand vases many years ago...& as soon as I got them home, I scrubbed off the remains of some truly horrid cold painted gilding with a kitchen scour pad!
      I've not tried removing any fired on gilding (because it tends to remain in good condition indefinitely) so I imagine that if one wanted to, it would present a hard task.
      Actually, I will be posting a rather nice piece of satin glass tomorrow with some top shelf fired - on gilding...but I admit, gilding makes more sense on some items than others. Probably don't really need it on spatter glass, as there's already enough going on, but as we know, those Victorians loved their bling... :-)
    10. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 months ago
      I agree that the gilding is a bit exaggereted but it looks much better than black enamelling on yellow spatter visible sometimes on Welz's [tems.
    11. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 months ago
      Peggy, I have been guilty of removing gilding from a Welz vase where I thought it just clashed with the wasn't in great condition either. The vase was so much better for it! But I can see it is in pretty good condition on your example, so just turning it to the back works fine. :) But I do love the shape, and your collection of the hex's, of course!
    12. sklo42 sklo42, 6 months ago
      Don't feel guilty, Michelle. The image of the window sill above shows how much I appreciate your gilt removing skills. The proof is there, pretty in pink. I've another mini hex in the post...... found through a search for end of day glass!

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