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    Posted 6 years ago

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    You may have seen some of these animals from Sasaki's zoo series, designed by the great designer Denji Takeuchi, who is considered one of Japan's greatest modern designers.

    Takeuchi TsutoOsamu (1934-2001) worked as production designer at Sasaki from 1958-1995, often as a contractor, and was responsible for many of their successful designs.

    More than that however, he developed his art glass along very architectural, structured but complex paths and has influenced many modern worldwide glass artists.
    He traveled widely, and demonstrated, spoke and worked in New York, Czechoslovakia, UK and Taiwan and arranged many training arrangements for worldwide glass artists to work in Japan.
    His work is held in many worldwide museums and galleries.

    This penguin for all it's apparent simplicity is a very sophisticated design.
    Made from crystal it's shape has been pulled back a very long way yet is still clearly a penguin. The front has a polished rounded edge and the back is polished quite flat, but for the cut and polished eye.
    He sits proudly, supreme, but asking to be held.

    Height 10cm (4in)

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      i see a penguin, but not a pelican!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      LOVE THIS!!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks ho2. Bit of too much Saturday arvo beer there! fixed now! (the penguin, not the beeer - it's still good)
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks sweetie Sean. Happy beery Saturday to you too!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Your very welcome Darling Karen :)
    6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      So adorable!!! Love penquins, great post with all the info. What kind of beer was that :)
    7. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks Sue!
      It was good beer! Is beer is good. (I have probably 1 a week if that, but when I do I enjoy it!)

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