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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. -------------------- 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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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
A New Welz Decor & A New Shape - This One Surprised Me!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Bad Internet Information……  A Classic Example!! - Art Glassin Art Glass
George Nelson for Morgantown 1956 Design - Opalescent Glasses  - Art Glassin Art Glass
An Unusual and Infrequently Seen Shape -  A Bright Spatter in Unlined Clear. - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Variation On A Welz Decor, And On A Confirmed Shape - Art Glassin Art Glass

Comments

  1. Yes, and Krasno is likely where Emanuel either developed or learned the Pulegoso techniques used so successfully in the early years of Beranek production.
  2. I love this piece..... I think it is worth mentioning that it is pretty early in the whole scheme of things for Beranek, being a 1945 production piece. This was the first design for 1945, which is ...
  3. My pleasure. Glad to help.
  4. First one on the left in the first image is a Rindskopf Papillion. Middle piece and the right piece both appear to be Kralik production. Nice selection of examples.
  5. I lived in Pt Reyes in early 1971, in a farmhouse on Hwy 1...... Crazy times!!
  6. IMHO, anyone that criticizes you for paying to much attention to details, is someone whose opinion should be called into question when discussing glass attributions. There is no detail that should be...
  7. A recent addition to the post in question that I am addressing by re-posting this information, seems to indicate that my linked pdf's in comments 7 & 8 above were actually created and falsified much m...
  8. This is a link to an article that was posted in this forum a month prior to the one in this post, and discussing the Molded Web Decor. There was at this point no solid conclusion regarding maker. Ther...
  9. The following link will take viewers to a pdf copy of the original post, which was removed from this forum on 5/16/2016, and had been posted in this forum 11 months earlier, so in June of 2015. It als...
  10. Tall cakes is correct. Thanks for the clarification and the vase #. Jadeite is used like the generalized term of Aventurine, and other specific terms now used as "general descriptions".
  11. I had one many years back that I eventually sold. The price on the one on ebay is beyond insane. I think mine sold for around $75 or so.... That seller is smokin' the good stuff!!! They are very nic...
  12. I have replaced the body of text in this post by adding the text from the original post. I had inadvertently posted the version of the article found on my website, which can be seen in the second link...
  13. Nice assortment of Welz..... There are a handful of pieces I would love to see images of if you are so inclined. Top shelf left end; blue with vertical stripes. The green basket; middle of the to...
  14. If I am not mistaken, this is a Fenton swung vase, sometimes referred to as a ring optic. The color is Jadeite and I believe it will be UV reactive. The vase is created in a shorter mold, and then rem...
  15. I have deleted my previous comment, and have modified my bio with a more appropriate statement regarding this post and it's credibility.
  16. "Each of those decors, the vase shape above, and the vase shape labeled Ruckl can be solidly linked to Welz, but only when the documentation that doesn't result in a Welz attribution is ignored or man...
  17. Great piece... Most likely one half of a bookend set....
  18. Through the years, some of the bigger breakthroughs in my Welz research came from pieces which people thought were not worth mentioning, but did anyway.... Finding the bowls for these will be gre...
  19. Fortunately this shape is also seen in other decors whose origins can be solidly linked to Welz, Just about every claim of Rückl attribution you have ever made in CW, regarding this style and per...
  20. My pleasure Alan.
  21. I have re-posted the article about this shape and molded web decor, which I originally posted in 2015. It can now be found here: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/248164-kralik-pepita-and-th...
  22. I am reasonably confident that this is Kralik production. These are great pieces that do not come along all that often..... Nice catch..... http://www.kralik-glass.com/kralikopaldecoarray.html
  23. Malkey, I have always believed that today is the culmination of all of our days before.... and it is the gateway, and first step in the direction of things to come...... How we perceive the world is...
  24. My pleasure... Great vase... The shape is not all that common.
  25. This is Welz production, as is the one in the link. This shape is found in at least a couple of other decors which can be linked several ways to Welz, and not Ruckl. The one in the link does not h...
  26. The post I am rebutting can be found here: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/248143-a-new-kralik-vase-and-another-vivid-uv?in=activity My full post with additional images can be found her...
  27. Might be.... If one were to believe that a green rimmed example with a distinct molded pattern, were in some stretch of the imagination an example of a Pepita "variant". Pepita... A decor that lo...
  28. Looks like you've got some great ink!! Be Well!!
  29. Great buy!! Glad you ended up with it..... "Knowledge is King" at any auction.....
  30. These are great examples, which also help to firmly establish that this is a Welz decor, seen on some other less recognizable shapes.... :-)
  31. Fabulous finial on a great find.....
  32. Fabulous find...... Although these were attributed to Kralik years ago by an early researcher, I am of the opinion that they are not Kralik production. I have several pieces which are from this "l...
  33. Love these!!
  34. My objection is not to people having differing opinions. What my objection has always been, is when they are stated as "fact".... with nothing to support it.... such as this: "The mark found can a...
  35. I have seen mountains of hand vases, and never one like this.... This is a great find!!
  36. So many pretties.... So little time!!
  37. "Experience has shown me that it's a waste of time to reply in these circumstances." Is that why you have never provided an explanation that is plausible? Or is it because you do not have one..... ...
  38. Just to be clear about terms, this is iridescent Martelé, and not opalescent glass. Opalescent glass is milky in appearance, to varying degrees, and this is not. This image shows an example of opales...
  39. If I am not mistaken, the cursive mark is believed to be a Loetz mark also, and found mostly, but not always, on enameled examples. Those enameled examples are most often in shapes and colors similar ...
  40. Thanks, but that is depressing, as you were my holdout for a Japanese ID if it was.... I appreciate the input though..... LOL I know a lot about a lot of glass, but I have to admit that my knowle...
  41. Thanks Malkey.... My thoughts are with you for a full recovery....
  42. Nice find. This specific shape is found in about a dozen different decor so far.
  43. This is spectacular..... I have never seen the decor before., on any shape.... I LOVE THIS!!!
  44. On rare occasions it is!! LOL
  45. I own the set with glasses and the pitcher in this exact decor. It is Kralik production for sure.
  46. A fabulous find...... A wonderful addition to what appears to be an exquisite collection!!
  47. It is my understanding that Life Lights were apparently given as a baby gift and were lit on each birthday as part of the celebration. Beyond that, I do not really know any specifics. This may be...
  48. Great find!! I do not believe that I have seen this Kralik decor before....
  49. The concept that distributors received glass for export from a manufacturer, unpacked it, marked it, and then repacked it for shipment is an idea which, at least to me, flies in the face of any busine...
  50. It is possible that it is production by Vincenzo Nason & Cie of Murano, and from the 1970's, although the Chinese have done similar production as of late. The base does not look Chinese, but they ar...
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