Share your favorites on Show & Tell

FRANZ WELZ - HROB - IRIDESCENT SWIRL

In Art Glass > Show & Tell and Glassware > Show & Tell.
toracat's loves4 of 2554Panel Van and Camper Salt and PepperROSENTHAL - TAPIO WIRKKALA & LIS MÜLLER.
37
Love it
0
Like it

Skettzamillion72Skettzamillion72 loves this.
GruffGruff loves this.
oldtimer49oldtimer49 loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
sklo42sklo42 loves this.
wolcott1wolcott1 loves this.
Truthisanarrow08Truthisanarrow08 loves this.
surfdub66surfdub66 loves this.
ehuntehunt loves this.
DeanoDeano loves this.
vintagelampvintagelamp loves this.
ElainepElainep loves this.
Irishcollector.Irishcollector. loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
Integrity60Integrity60 loves this.
vcalvcal loves this.
CisumCisum loves this.
Falcon61Falcon61 loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
jbingham95jbingham95 loves this.
rniedermanrniederman loves this.
Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
Wow22Wow22 loves this.
toracattoracat loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
artfootartfoot loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
kivatinitzkivatinitz loves this.
larksellarksel loves this.
IronLaceIronLace loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
BHIFOSBHIFOS loves this.
welzebubwelzebub loves this.
shareurpassionshareurpassion loves this.
See 35 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 1 year ago

    vetraio50
    (751 items)

    I have actually forgotten where I had bought this vase that is now generally accepted as being of 'Franz Welz' manufacture in the northern border town of Hrob ..... these days in the Czech Republic. This vase probably dates to the late 1920’s.

    Hrob is located about 7 kilometres west of Teplice a major town for collectors of both glass and pottery manufacture in the late 19th and early twentieth centuries. Between Hrob and Teplice lies yet another important town of glass manufacture : Kostany.

    Klostergrab, Kosten and Teplitz were their German names.

    If you travel a bit further north of Hrob (c.12 km) you would be in Saxony, Germany and in between were the Erzegebirge mountains ... the Ore mountains that provided brown coal to fuel the fires of Bohemian industry from the 1860’s onwards in what was to become northern Czechoslovakia. In response to rising fuel costs Alois Welz (1829-1895) built a new glassworks in the far northern border town of Hrob. The new factory employed about 30 workers there in the early 1860's. Alois's son Franz Welz (1850-1924) inherited the factory and two nearby lignite mines in 1873. He in turn handed over the expanded business to his two sons Josef and Franz Alois in 1909. They continued production at the glassworks well into the 1930’s and after its closure it give way to extensive surface lignite mining on the site.

    logo
    Art Glass
    See all
    Vintage L.E. Smith 13.75 Bittersweet Orange Glass Swung Vase
    Vintage L.E. Smith 13.75 Bitterswee...
    $68
    vintage BLENKO glass 6615S olive green decanter Joel Myers
    vintage BLENKO glass 6615S olive gr...
    $85
    Vintage Smoky Gray/black 21
    Vintage Smoky Gray/black 21" 3 Peda...
    $77
    Rare Vintage MCM Viking 14-1/2 Vase Purple Lilac Swung Glass Six Petal
    Rare Vintage MCM Viking 14-1/2 Vase...
    $41
    logo
    Vintage L.E. Smith 13.75 Bittersweet Orange Glass Swung Vase
    Vintage L.E. Smith 13.75 Bitterswee...
    $68
    See all

    Comments

    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
      Beautiful find!!!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks for those kind comments SHAREURPASSION !!!!

      Thanks too to BLUNDERBUSS, BHIFOS, DEANO and to WELZEBUB too !!!!!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks FORTAPACHE !!!!!
    4. inky inky, 1 year ago
      Fab! colours bright and sunny, looks quality ..love it!..
    5. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Absolutely gorgeous swirl pattern
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Interesting history too. Thanks.
    7. IronLace IronLace, 1 year ago
      This is a super vase, Kevin!
      You know, this post is bringing a vague memory of seeing a vase like this long ago in the big antiques centre that used to be down on South Dowling Street. Used to pop in there a fair bit back in my art student days of the early to late 1990s. If it wasn't this exact one, then it was something very much like it. I have a feeling it was in a showcase with a bunch of Art Deco/Tango glass items, which I used to drool over. I know I've seen this decor before in person...& I found it very interesting, too, but I wasn't at the point of fully "understanding" it yet, if you get what I mean!
    8. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 1 year ago
      so modern so original thanks for sharing your knowledge
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      BEAUTIFUL vase!!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
      stunning swirl !! beautiful indeed!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks MARIN for these thoughts. It was a good while ago but I’m sure Indidnt buy it at STH Dowling St. I too was an habitué and loved the place. Miss it still. So many memories.

      Many thanks too to KIVATINITZ, JSCOTT, SEANB, INKY, NEWFLD & SKLO42 for their kind comments too.
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks to LARKSEL, ARTFOOT, EHUNT, DAV2 and a special mention to TORACAT too !!!!!!!
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      It is a beauty !~
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks PHIL for your kind comments !!!!
    15. jbingham95 jbingham95, 1 year ago
      This is a beautiful piece with such a unique
      combinations colors.Most of the iridescent pieces I’ve seen are usually white.The yellow really sets this off.Very Nice.
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks VYNIL & MIEDERMAN for the loves !!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks JBINGHAM for those kind comments and the love !!!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks DEANO & OFFICIALFUEL
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks FALCON6 & CISUM !!!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      MANY THANKS VCAL & INTEGRITY @!!!!!@
    21. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
      BTW ... I really like the first picture!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks for your kind comments RNIEDERMAN !!!!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks KAREN !!!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks IRISHCOLLECTOR & ELAINEP !!!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks DEANO & EHUNT !!!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks SURFDUB !!!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks SKLO & MIKELV !!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
      Many thanks OLDTIMER & GRUFF !!!!!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.