Posted 7 years ago
This is such an interesting and well designed piece by Soichiro Sasakura, one of Sasaki's main designers in the late 20th century.
I think this piece dates as recently as the 1990s but I am not definite about that, because as for most Japanese glass I struggle to find accurate information about Sasaki production.
Sasakura had a real passion for simple shapes but liked to tweak them by adding surface texture.
This bud vase is simply shaped like a tooth, but the glass is a really unusual matte khaki colour, with the addition of wrinkles and folds.
To hold it is like holding a large piece of sea glass or natural crystal - it is extremely organic and appealing.
I can't capture it's beauty in the photos.
It has been mould blown and slightly ground on the base.
Sticker reads "SASAKI Designed by Soichiro Sasakura Japan".
Height 14cm (5.5in)