[Mod: In another message (see here) Keith asked about a vase with rounded ribbing for which Welz is very likely the maker. Member "M" (flying free), added info in that message about a similarly ribbed piece. The following extensions (with some editing) to that thread have now been split out to form this new message.]
The pics below show a) two vases of identical size, shape and ribbed moulded patterning and b) close up of a section of the left-hand vase. The ribbed moulding on these vases is "partial horizontal" to the body, "full spiralled" to the shoulder and part neck, and "full vertical" to the foot (but the foot moulding is wider than that for the body).
The very neat rounded ribbing of Keith's vase, and of M's in the other thread, reminded of these two I have. Although my vases, when looked at in detail, clearly have a more complex mould patterning, the general idea is remarkably similar.
As for the colouring of my two, I had wondered at one time, whether these were slight variations on the "Oxblood and Green" as shown in Craig's Bohemian site under the Welz section. And with the comments above regarding the other items, Welz could seem to be a reasonable candidate.
But I already knew of a seemingly accurate attribution ... Appert, France!
The 2009 issue of the Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc.
, has an article authored by three French paperweight collectors, titled "Appert Frères, Another Paperweight Maker". Within the article is a photo (Figure 5: Two shelves of Appert glassware in the Clichy Town Museum
) which has a vase matching most of the shape and moulding of my two. The one in the article photo has pink, white and blue variegated colour, the top has multiple waves rather than the tricorn top of mine, and the foot appears not to have moulded ribs as can be seen on mine. Also in the article photo is a candlestick of the same pink, white and blue glass and with similar rounded ribs but in a spiral form.
So, was close-set, rounded ribbing something that was used by many makers, and in several countries? Or could it be taken as an indicator of one particular maker such as Welz?
Bearing in mind that my photos below are simple reference shots, using flash at close range, is the colour of my darker vase actually a match for "Welz, Oxblood & Green" or should colour matching not be taken as a specific clue to maker?