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Franz Welz Boehmian Spatter Glass Basket, Pink and Yellow with Ruffled Edge and Looped Handle

Franz Welz Boehmian Spatter Glass Basket, Pink and Yellow with Ruffled Edge and Looped Handle

Regular price $75.00 USD
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Pink and yellow hand-blown Bohemian spatter glass basket vase with clear looped handle. 

Manufactured by Franz Welz the late 19th century.  Franz Welz Glassworks was founded in Klostergrab, Bohemia, a historic region located in the westernmost part of the Czech Republic, in 1728.  The factory, also known as Antonienhütte, produced glass in this location until the 1930s.

We were so fortunate to be able to purchase a stunning group of glass basket vases from a collector who assembled her collection in the 1960s. Identification from the original sources made it so much more fun and interesting for us as our appreciation for these very special treasures grew beyond our initial reaction to their exquisite beauty.

Spatter glass was made when little pieces of colored glass were rolled in the gather before being blown.  This type of glass was made during the Victorian era throughout Europe, England, and the United States. Some collectors incorrectly refer to these wares as end-of-day glass, implying that the decoration was made of leftovers, but this is not the case.  The glassmakers intentionally designed and included pieces of colored glass and metallic flakes to achieve a very striking and particular effect.

Measuring approximately 5 5/8" tall x 6" front to back x 5 1/2" side to side, this one-of-a-kind piece of art glass dates to the late-19th century.  In addition to the gorgeous ribbed and ruffled effect, the glassmaker crafted a charming looped handle to finish the basket. 

Perfect for use as a flower vase or bride's wedding basket, or as a centerpiece at an engagement or baby shower, or as a spectacular addition to your afternoon tea table -- in every way this piece of art glass will spark conversation and joy!


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