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Posted 3 years ago

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racer4four
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When I purchased this vase I bought it as a Japanese work but was puzzled by the signature on it which read "Marino".
Sounds very Euro, I thought, but after lots of internet frustration I was able to identify this as a work of Mari Noguchi from Japan.
(see now the Marino makes sense!)

Mari Noguchi is a very successful and well known glass artist in the architectural art glass realm, and has made glass art installations for many major buildings throughout Japan and broader Asia. Photo 4 is an example of one such work.

I am not informed of her ventures into small glass art except for this piece.
I don't know if she blew the sphere and then worked it, or if she just articulated a sphere blown by someone else.
No matter what, this bowl is a great piece, even if I failed to photograph it well.
It is made from a beautiful inky blue glass that has been acid etched in a fluid and organic pattern. With light behind it, it glows with movement and sensuality. It is a seriously beautiful if subtle piece of art (to me at least!).

Sphere is 20cm diamter

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  1. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 3 years ago
    I would like to have a house with such a glass wall! Your collection is really special.
  2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
    Beautiful Karen :)....I thought the last picture was of your home. (should read more carefully and entirely)...lol. I thought... "man that's some remodel after the gum tree incident."
  3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    Thanks Cobalt - that's a real compliment from one with a collection like yours!

    Thanks too Cindy - I'm glad some of it's beauty got thru my lens (I admit to being defeated often with photography)!

    LOL Mike! I wish!!!!!
  4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    beautiful!!
  5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
    Wonderful piece and very interesting post! I first thought photo numer 4 was from your home ;) that would be something to have as well. Lycky you to have found such a nice vase!
  6. Zowie Zowie, 3 years ago
    Very well done & a very nice vase
  7. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
    Lovely..... with and without the light behind it, Karen.
  8. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
    Wow and Wow! Such a Beautiful piece of glass!!
  9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    Thanks Sean!

    Elisabeth I would be very lucky (and rich) to have a Mari Noguchi wall in my house....as you say, the vase is a lucky find.

    Thanks Zowie and Peggy - I'm pleased you like it.

    Nice to hear from you Ken, and in your positive and lovely way!
  10. Zowie Zowie, 3 years ago
    I love the colour of this peice
  11. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    Thanks Zowie - it is a lovely inky blue, very unusual!
  12. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
    Great Detective work Karen !!
  13. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    Well thanks Rose!
  14. Zowie Zowie, 3 years ago
    That's what I was thinking
  15. surfdub66 surfdub66, 3 years ago
    This is one of my favorites since joining C/w i absolutely love it !!! ;-)
  16. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    Thanks Surfdub - I'm happy and proud to hear that!
  17. paris1925 paris1925, 3 years ago
    nice shape, colour and design, simply buetifull
  18. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    Thank you Paris. From one with a collection as beautiful as yours that is a great compliment
  19. Zowie Zowie, 3 years ago
    I just noticed what a frown your little girl has
  20. lndrozdenko lndrozdenko, 2 years ago
    I love it!! You have such beautiful pieces!
  21. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
    Thanks very much Indrozdenko.
    I guess you have noticed my love of Japanese glass!

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