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welzebub

Las Vegas, NV

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. -------------------- 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 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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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
Welz I think - Bubble Gum Pink Fritted Crackle - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Welcome addition to my Welz collection - Spatter over the Pink Purple Iridescent Ground!! - Art Glassin Art Glass

Comments

  1. To the best of my recollection, the known examples I am familiar with a fairly simplistic forms, but there is likely a reasonable amount of their production that remains unidentified. I will email...
  2. I would note that I have known Kai personally for quite a long time, commencing long before any involvement in this forum He is a founding member, and listed as such, on my website with 26 others. (y...
  3. I struggle to understand the relevance of three images of Gebruder Funk pieces with labels, in three completely unrelated decors.
  4. For comparative purposes, I placed an image of this example side by side with the linked image in comment 6, which it seems is being suggested to be the same decor/production house. They do not appear...
  5. I think it is modern studio glass, and the vast majority of smaller studios do not like to do cold work at all. Some of the nicer studios do, but most don't.
  6. I am referring more to the center area which appears to be a snapped pontil mark with no cold work or flame work to clean it up.
  7. The finish of the underside would seem to point to much more contemporary studio production. Pretty piece...
  8. IMHO, these types of "swirled" decors can be extremely difficult to ID positively. At a very minimum, Kralik is also known to have produced pieces in a decor very similar to this decor, and it is foun...
  9. Thanks for the loves and comments. Always appreciated.
  10. Thanks for the loves and nice comments. Always appreciated.
  11. Sorry, but I have to chuckle.... that my biggest critic in this forum, who denies documented research results relating to Welz, who among other things, attributes Welz documented in production litera...
  12. I would add that in one of the Congressional records that discussed import duties on Welz production and imports into the US, they had statements which allowed me to determine that the order being dis...
  13. Thanks.... I do not have any measurable scale to work from. I do have an individual image of the home shown in the photo postcards on the left side of the image. That image shows people in it for per...
  14. Glad to see you back here my friend.... Always a pleasure to see your posts and read them....
  15. Always glad to help.
  16. I love this piece..... Very nice (and patient) score.
  17. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Kralik never signed their glass like this. What I believe you do have is Poschinger production. It seems there was at some point, a bunch of Poschinger pieces ...
  18. Not a spatter seen all that frequently, and a very nice new shape for me also.
  19. So.. Did the make glass between loads of coal?? ROTFLMAO....
  20. My posts like this have never been about a Ruckl/Welz debate. It is, and always has always been about accurate information. Apparently because I have posted that some documented Welz production is no...
  21. I have not contacted them, as they would ignore the request. This is an ongoing situation with this individual that has gone on for several years. They are an active member of this forum, although the...
  22. Sadly, it is not the first time..... and that is why I continue to point it out when I come across it.
  23. In this case the individual posting the information is very aware of my research, going as far as to review my "All About Glass" article negatively on ebay, both before and after actually owning a cop...
  24. A comparison of your shape to known Kralik production. http://www.kralik-glass.com/images/Image12.jpg
  25. Like I said above, the shape with a definable decor, when looking at spatters, is the most useful. The covered pieces are Kralik, as the decors on the right two are definitively Kralik Milifiori deco...
  26. Looks like you were typing when I was.
  27. Great find for .99 cents.... A great example of Czech glass. Many spatter decors can be difficult to nail down on appearance alone. Kralik also made a pale blue spatter similar to this, as likely...
  28. Sorry, this should have been the last image: http://www.kralik-glass.com/welz-images/linesaventurine/wla2.jpg
  29. I believe this is a Welz piece. Although the rim is different than I normally see, the basic shape is the same, as is the foot. The size also falls in line with known similar examples. The decor is al...
  30. Great find... I love this kind of stuff. One of the greatest days of my life was when I got to go see the King Tut tour of artifacts from his tomb in 1978 when I was in my 20's. I was obsessed with...
  31. Gorgeous piece!!
  32. Bambus1920 Definitely Czech, just an unknown house at this point.
  33. Yes I am.... LOL... Patience is a required personality trait....
  34. Wonderful assortment and collection!! I love the middle pedestal in image 3 without the bowl..... I will keep my eyes open for you.... Great Stuff!!
  35. Great glass. Love these pieces? You ride??
  36. I also meant to say, great selection of shapes.
  37. One of my favorite decors.
  38. This shape and decor are shown in production literature as shape 9054. Also shown in the literature with the same metal frog.
  39. Great piece in an infrequently seen decor.... Very nice find!!
  40. I have completed my research of these bowls, and have updated the post to reflect my conclusion.
  41. Thanks Wow22. My time in this forum and others has taught me that I would rather be reluctant, only to find out later that they are Welz..... than be quick to attribute, only to find out I was wron...
  42. Although it bears a resemblance to Welz production, I can not say for sure if it is theirs. I do not recognize the shape, and the decor is a little different. Great piece though... Love the shape!
  43. Interesting vase. The gold flecks are Mica.
  44. It appears to be Chalkware because of the white where there are little chips.
  45. This is an Art Deco lamp from the 1920's or 1930's. Great lamp.
  46. Love the Guilloché examples....
  47. I love this example..... and yes.... makes dating it quite difficult...... I would likely lean towards interwar production though..... Very Cool!!!
  48. Thanks to all for the comments and the "Loves". Always appreciated.
  49. This is a great piece. I have looked for something with this style of rim treatment ofr a long time.... unsuccessfully....
  50. Wonderful example of Welz production. Great to see this one.
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