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OTK Glass Japan Ugly Duckling Bowl (AKA Swake)

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Posted 5 months ago


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Another piece of glass from OTK, stickered to the base "OTK Glass Japan".
You have probably seen these before....a poor attempt I think at copying the fazzoletto and swan vases from Venice.
The red of this vase is a most unattractive colour, nearly orange, and the shape is almost scary. The red has been cased in white internally and then it all has been cased in clear. Ribs have been moulded into the wings and tail before hot working, and the head has been formed after making the neck. The base has been hot finished.
Not well made - the colours and casing are uneven and the shape lends itself to no real use, practical or aesthetic. The photos actually make it look better than it is lol.
You've probably guessed it's not a favorite!
Height 130mm, width 180mm, weight 730gms


  1. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 5 months ago
    Looks like a swan snake hybrid thingy, a swake, very scary! Never mind I am sure this one is rare and will someday be worth a fortune :-) William
  2. racer4four racer4four, 5 months ago
    Nah - not rare, not worth a fortune until next millenium! Thanks for trying to be positive though!
  3. Weirdpuckett Weirdpuckett, 5 months ago
    Lol.....we all have our basket case rescue mission pieces......I mostly have end of day disasters and such......this one is a great conversational.....or , lack of it piece! You take great pics BTW.....
  4. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 5 months ago
    18 loves and counting for the swake!
  5. racer4four racer4four, 5 months ago
    Thanks Weirdpuckett! Gotta have some to bring down the tone !lol
    Thanks for loving this and the comment on my photos too. is now...THE SWAKE! Coming to a horror movie on your screen soon....
  6. racer4four racer4four, 5 months ago
    Thanks for loving The Swake everyone:
    WP and

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