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    Posted 11 months ago

    Dave_Sandra
    (30 items)

    We succumbed to impulse and bought this pair of pretty vases this evening but who made swirl spatter glass in this style
    They stand 7 1/2 inches high and have a dimpled un polished base

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    1. Wow22, 11 months ago
      Look at Welz production, Bohemian
    2. welzebub, 11 months ago
      The shape is Welz, and is seen in 3 or 4 other Welz decors.
    3. Dave_Sandra Dave_Sandra, 11 months ago
      These are apparently formed from strands of colour on an amber yellow core with a clear casing and as WOW22 and welzebub have said are typical of Franz Welz
      [Thank you folks]
      What attracted us were that they were twisted to produce the swirl which we had not seen in the spatter glass we have come across previously.
      The question that cannot be answered is how did these hundred year old examples end up sandwiched between Aberdeenshire and Angus in rural Kincardineshire, also known as "The Mearns" and made famous by Grassic Gibbons ?
    4. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
      Beautiful welz!!

      scott
    5. IronLace IronLace, 11 months ago
      Maybe an example of Welz cadmium spatter? If you have a black light, test & see if it glows bright orange, which indicates cadmium content. The decor of your vase is somewhat like that seen on this Welz boot ornament -
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/296632-victorian-welz-cased-spatter-glass-boot
    6. welzebub, 11 months ago
      It is a little darker, possibly photography, and also possibly the amount of colored shards used to create it, but it is definitely Cadmium Spatter.

      http://www.kralik-glass.com/welzcadmiumspatterarray.html
    7. Dave_Sandra Dave_Sandra, 11 months ago
      Thank you for this information I have tried to take some shots in subdued lighting with one of the vases illuminated with a UV tube torch and believe I do have a reaction I will swap out a picture for any further comment
    8. IronLace IronLace, 11 months ago
      Yes, looks like an orange glow there, & thanks for adding the new photos!
    9. sklo42 sklo42, 11 months ago
      As to how did your Welz vases get to Kincardineshire...... The Welz company exported ship loads of glass to Great Britain (as it then was) in the Victorian/Edwardian era. Less so after WW I. A surprising amount of it has survived.
    10. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
      So much of it that about 30 years ago, much of it was grouped into the “cottage glass” category and was thought to have been made in the UK.

      scott

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