ROYAL ART GLASS - The Export Distributor Label's Initial Controversy
For about five years or more, there has been discussions about this label, due to the German Lexicon of glass marks having identified it as a Franz Welz glass product label used during the interwar period. We have been successful in proving this was not so, by compiling fifteen glass items, some pressed, some utilitarian and some furnace molded art glass from several glass manufacturers. The only conclusion is that the label brand was used as a distribution entity in Czechoslovakia, meant for English speaking country's export, the Franz Welz connection may be two fold, their glass pieces and other's were exported by them by the mid 1920s, so their role was both as a distributor and/or glass producers. This page is meant to show with images placed in a grid, the many glass pieces it was found on at this time. The most is potential Welz glass items, at 6 pieces. Meaning 9 pieces are not Welz.
That is a feat in itself, as labels are rarely kept on glass
goods once acquired. That is why it took so long to be
able to do this, with the help of several collectors.
The glass pieces shown, are the ones with the labels and
others with the same shape and other decors, which
confirms our attributions.
NUMBER GLASS ITEM LABEL VIEW OF ITEM ATTRIBUTION OTHER RELATED ITEMS
ANTONIN RÜCKL & SONS 1919-1939
Including WILHELM KRALIK & SONS Czech Glass