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welzebub

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As of 5/14/2018 I have removed my previous bio statement. US politics of the recent past have taught me quickly that trying to reason with people that do not share tAs of 5/14/2018 I have removed my previous bio statement. US politics of the recent past have taught me quickly that trying to reason with people that do not share the same reality as I is a senseless venture..... I have decided that instead of arguing about research and attributions with some members still active in this forum, I will simply let members here look at the body of work and contributions of both people, and decide for themselves which "voice" seems more credible to them......... My previous bio made statements regarding the plagiarizing of some research posted in this forum (and since removed) that I still stand by -------------------- I am a glass collector and researcher with well over 20 years of experience. Among the lines of glass I have collected, studied, and have an in depth knowledge and understanding of are Steuben, a wide range of Italian glass, Scandinavian glass, and Bohemian, German, and Czech glass. I also have a reasonable general knowledge of a wide variety of other types of glass to include English, European, and other American art glass. ------------ Among my glass related contributions, I am the webmaster and owner of an educational glass website used by dealers and collectors all over the world, and in operation for about 8 years now. ---------------------- I have researched and documented Franz Welz glass production, which was previously thought to have been quite minimal. -------------- I provide regular consulting regarding glass attributions for a major US auction house in the United States. I also ran a weekly auction for several years, and was the on-staff glass expert for a major high end auction in the Seattle area at the same time. ---------------- My research on Welz production has been published both in the US by the West Virginia Museum of American Glass, and also most recently in the countries of the Czech Republic, and Germany, in a regional historical publication initially started around 1900. That publication represents the first information published in that region about Welz since pre WWII. ---------------------- Much of what I have done in the world of glass, I have done with the help of friends and other collectors and researchers. Portions of my research findings were aided by the direct descendants of Franz Welz who I inadvertently located several years ago, and I have uncovered details of their family history they were not aware of, and they have provided me with copies of numerous historically important documents as relating to the history of the Welz family and their company. Many of those documents have not been discussed publicly...... some have. ------------- I appreciate the help of many people in this forum who have aided in my research. --------------- Outside of this forum I am the admin of several glass groups containing approx. 7000 members total from all around the world, and am also an active member of a large international glass discussion group with approx. 7000 members worldwide. (Read more)

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Decors - What Can We Call The Same?  Don't They Really Kind of Need to look Like Each Other??? - Art Glassin Art Glass
My Latest Welz Aquisition - A Documented Shape In An Easily Identifable Decor - Art Glassin Art Glass
Repost from 2014 - Butler Brothers Ads - An Interesting Early Roadmap - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Welz Glass - NOT Coal – Production facility – Some basic history, and a production facility layout.   - Art Glassin Art Glass
Bad Internet Information…… Another Classic Example!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Ribbed Bowls in an Unusual Spatter - Welz? - Yes!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Welz Cut Glass - A Uranium and Cranberry Mushroom!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Kralik Molded Web & Kralik Pepita – WHAT??? The guy must have lost his mind - A repost of my research information from 2015 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Mystery Deep Cranberry and Clear Petal Rimmed vase with upward Pulls - Japanese? - Art Glassin Art Glass
Organic Form Opalescent and Oxblood Vase - A Masterpiece of Nouveau period glass.  - Art Glassin Art Glass

Comments

  1. Other than pieces in this aesthetic and color range, what other pieces by Kralik use or exhibit a colored ink mark? What exactly makes this mark in colored ink a Kralik mark?? Asking for a curious f...
  2. Here are some examples of Off Hand production posted in this forum. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/223050-rare-1925-fenton-off-hand-mosaic-vase https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories...
  3. To expand on what Artfoot said, a general rule that can be followed is that if a piece of glass has a pontil mark such as this piece does, it was not produced by Fenton. There are a handful of excepti...
  4. Not that I am aware of. Here are the three scenarios for marking glass that I can come up with. 1) Production house marks glass with provenance marks indicating country of origin, or with a mark...
  5. From the second Loetz volume regarding a New York customer: "Relatively large consignment(sic) included lampshades, usually delivered by dozens of pieces, or various vases, bowls, candleholders, an...
  6. In reality, nothing really points towards these being distributor marks any more than pointing towards being a manufacturer applied mark. To state so simply presents an idea as fact that is really not...
  7. Regardless of when they were made, they were both produced by very skilled and accomplished glass artists, and are beautiful examples of production reviving some of the old styles and techniques. The...
  8. Are you referencing post WWII?
  9. The presence of the button pontil would exclude them from being Loetz production, as they did not produce glass with that style of pontil mark. As far as Alan's examples in comment 8, neither of ...
  10. What do the undersides look like. Pictures of the bottoms are always helpful.
  11. Another great post!! Interesting shapes.
  12. Great examples of how pieces can look similar in separate photos, but quite different next to each other..... This is a great post! Thanks for taking the time to do this!!
  13. Thank You... What I know of Japanese glass would fit in a thimble. Your collections is beautiful and you have some very gorgeous pieces.
  14. "My example is still a Kralik glass shape item as is this piece IMO, if the spatter does not resemble Harry's glass item, that is not a huge issue, the point was the colors on a recognized Kralik shap...
  15. Great find. Love this piece!!
  16. I though that in light of the conversation about this winged example, and attributions, that a comparison of a known Welz example, this unknown piece, and an example presented as being the same, but b...
  17. Thanks Harry! That shows exactly what I suspected it might. Same photo and they look pretty different. As a result of this comparison at least, I am very comfortable maintaining the position that the...
  18. Thanks Harry! That shows exactly what I suspected it might. Same photo and they look pretty different. As a result of this comparison at least, I am very comfortable maintaining the position that th...
  19. I am curious if the bottom is flat ground and polished? Nice vase in a very organic form.
  20. Gorgeous piece Frank!!
  21. Great example of an uncommon PK decor. This color is less frequently seen. Gorgeous bowl. Congrats!!
  22. Love these... especially the black one.
  23. Great example is a classic Welz shape. Love this on the tripod legs. I would be very interested in seeing this and the other unidentified piece in the similar decor photographed side by side.
  24. IdentifyIng Czech production is not really "risky". It is a methodical prrocess which can be tedious and time consuming if one wants to produce accurate and supportable results. It is simply not a...
  25. I agree with Bambus as far as the decoe comparison goes. The two decors are absolutely not the same..... as far as who made this example, I continue to withhold judgement. I have been looking at the...
  26. Your example is by Kraik and ca 1900. Very nice vase in a great size and shape. .
  27. In reference to glass production the term gadget applies to the use of a device also known as a "snap tool". Snap tools were initially developed for use in early bottle production. The advantage of a ...
  28. "Tools" are not the same as a "Gadget". You may want to make sure you fully understand the topic before engaging me in a conversation.
  29. The absence of a pontil mark, combined with applied "wings" and an applied rim does not really support a Kralik attribution, as this technique would have required the use of "gadgets". Kralik is n...
  30. Fabulous example of the decor! Everything about it says WOW!
  31. The problem with the Tomschick attribution in the Tango exhibition is that they also included the "zig zag" piece which is commonly seen here in the U.S. with the Kralik arched Czechoslovakia mark, an...
  32. This style of rim treatment was used by a wide variety of companies. A short list of those would include Kralik, Rindsklopf, Loetz, Heckert.... just to name a few quickly. The green matte glass was a...
  33. I did some more looking, and it seems the design may have been closer to 2000 to 2005.
  34. I think that the zig zag shaped sides would not be conducive to storing anything in them. Possibly simply decorated lidded pieces. I have also seen them with flower frogs, so possibly made both ways.
  35. Your pretty vase is by Zellique Studios. Likely produced in the 1980's.
  36. "I saw several of these foot styles on French Ebay today, and the top has a swivel with a light and shade attachment. None in this combined large metal flower shade." I would add that you did not f...
  37. The lamp in that link is not even close in aesthetic to this lamp. Where this lamp has a Secessionist foot, the lamp in the link has what would commonly be referred to by some lamp collectors as a "d...
  38. We collect some examples Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Machine Age and and Egyptian Revival lighting and have for many years. Your lamp is a magnificent example!! The style of the base, which is in the st...
  39. Nice score Phil!! Great example of their work!
  40. There is some useful information about these at this website. http://www.railroadsignals.us/support/relays/
  41. I do not know who made it, or where, but I would say it was definitely made to be a bowl, and not a lamp shade. It also strikes me as newer (1960's on) as opposed to being an earlier piece. Regardle...
  42. Can you post an image of the underside? I would think it to be a bowl if the underside is flat. Also curious as to the dimensions.
  43. I love these pieces..... I am sure there are more of these than we can imagine....
  44. The purpose of my posts is always to encourage meaningful discussion. I did understand your previous comments, and all I am ever really looking to do is to have discussions which help people with obse...
  45. Wow22 I have added an additional image for comparison purposes. The claim being made in the original post I am addressing is that the decor in the center of the last image above is the same as the ...
  46. The linked site above is not my site. The Kunstglass label is found on Welz production, but also, I believe, on other production. It is simply German for Artglass.
  47. Gorgeous example of modern Studio production.
  48. Great Rindskopf example. IMHO, this decor bears very little resemblance to Kralik Bacillus.
  49. Ahhh The "Plum Blossom" line of Chinese "Stevens & Williams" production. There is a seller out of the Seattle area that has three of them listed as S&W. I contacted them, including sending them a l...
  50. Pretty piece. I would agree with it most likely being Kralik.... My wife loves pink also!!
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