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    Posted 7 years ago

    racer4four
    (621 items)

    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)

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    Comments

    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      I bet it feels wonderful. From the pictures it looks like a fish to me
    2. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Hey you're right!

      Sing it..."fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads, fish head, fish heads, eat them up yum!"
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      beautiful!!
    4. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 7 years ago
      Glass from the dark side!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thank you Sean!

      Thanks also Ken!

      William what's not to like about the dark side at times! Thanks.
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      it feels dark, deep, hungry, and it's been here longer than we humans have been.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Ha! You are right!
      Very primal....

      Thanks Ho2
    8. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 7 years ago
      Is there a sci-fi category for glass? This is one piece I just want to pick up and hold, it is calling out to me!
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      the call of the dark side!!!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Lives are lived on the dark side too - why not glass!
      Thanks guys!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Lots of love from everyone for this!

      Thanks - and may the dark force be with you.

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