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Bohemian Art Glass105 of 6451Fritz Heckert Iridescent Enameled 'Pan' VaseVictorian Welz spatter glass basket
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    Posted 5 months ago

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    First photo shows the Welz basket I got today, alongside a Welz vase I acquired last year.
    Both show the same decor, a fine, swirling spatter of yellow, light orange, & pink.
    It is easier to see on the vase, which does not have any ribbing.
    Interesting to note that the spatter spirals in reverse on the basket, while the ribbing runs the other way, adding to the complexity.

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    1. Ivonne Ivonne, 5 months ago
      Great pair and the swirl is more expressive than just spatter.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Thank you, Ivonne, & I agree, it is really interesting to see how the same decor can take on new aspects when used on different shapes. The Welz pinstripe decor can also be seen quite differently on plainer forms compared to more complex one with ribbing & other moulded details. Smooth forms may offer the chance to see the decor more clearly, but complicated forms add texture & provide contrast to a decor.
      Welz glass offers plenty of opportunity for enjoying such variety in art glass...& I think that's why many of us can't get enough of it!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 months ago
      Nice!! They look great together!!
    4. scottvez scottvez, 5 months ago
      Welz Beauties!!

    5. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 months ago
      These are beautiful Marin. Your photos show off the decor so well. It is always nice to see pieces like this together!
    6. charcoal charcoal, 5 months ago
      Nice pieces, but not sure either is Welz. What era do you suppose they were manufactured? Did Welz own a patent on pinstripes?
    7. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 months ago
      Charcoal, why do you bother to keep this up? It is so very old...
    8. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Many thanks, jscott0363!
    9. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Thanks also, Scott!
    10. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Much appreciated, Michelle!
    11. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      And...thanks again Michelle!
      No oxygen will be given from me... :-)
      I will simply clarify that these are not Pinstripe, rather a swirling spatter, just in case anyone is feeling confused...
    12. charcoal charcoal, 5 months ago
      Michelle, I agree. It gets very old seeing unmarked and undocumented glassware becors being claimed as solely We lz production without a smidgeon of proof. What is the date of manufacture?
    13. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      I am not going to enter into this issue any further, nor put up with having this unsolicited pollution of my posts, which are always made in a positive spirit. Suffice to say, that if some people feel they are "entitled" to their opinions, then surely the one who made this post (eg. myself) is equally entitled to mine. I think it is fairly well known that I do not fill up other members posts with unsolicited opinions. Following this outburst, I kindly request that my right make posts without them being used as some sort of ideological "soapbox", is respected.
      That is all I have to say on this matter.
      (I could remove such posts, but I choose to leave them in place to illustrate my point.)
    14. charcoal charcoal, 5 months ago
      Surely you know the date of manufacture, if you are confident these pieces are Welz. Where are they documented so others can go look?
    15. welzebub, 5 months ago
      Charcoal, Since it would seem that your knowledge of Welz, and the research that has been done is not up to speed, you might want to pick up the articles in "All About Glass" on Welz. You know the magazine... it is the West Virginia Museum of American Glass' quarterly publication. They are informative, may actually answer some of the questions you seem to have, and have lots of nice pretty pictures for you to see.

      One of the articles (the most recent one on Baskets) was actually was honored with the distinction of having Welz production on the cover... The first time in the almost 20 year history of the museum publication, that the cover was not American glass, and was in fact Welz.

      If after doing that, if you are still confused at all, there is quite a bit of information about Welz that can be found in the Welz section of my website There is also a facebook group that is specifically for Welz discussions and collections. There are about 900 members from all around the world, many of which are well studied, well informed advanced collectors, along with some researchers.

      If you find you are in need of any additional help after studying that information, feel free to email through the Kralik-glass website, and I can help clear up any more questions you may have.

      After over 10 years of intensive study, there is an abundance of well researched and supported information about Welz production for those that actually want to learn something about it. :-) Hope that helps.

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