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Ryuku Glass decanter and cup

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Ryuku Glass is one of Japan's newer glass producers, established in 1985, but it is based on a very long history of glass work.

    Ryuku is established on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, an island with a very long history of glass blowing. Okinawa's main industry has been fishing, and since the Portugese taught the locals glass blowing centuries ago, they have had an industry blowing glass floats.

    All of this industry was destroyed in WW2, but after the war apparently locals scavenged empty Coca Cola and other bottles discarded by the large American fleet, and recycled these bottles to make new floats and other objects.

    Ryuku still uses mostly recycled glass in their products. This decanter and cup have been made from recycled glass, with intense bubbles in the pale green glass, incalmo technique to join the decanter and neck, and a lovely ground stopper. Ryuku glass generally does not have a ground base and retains a noticeable pontil break.

    I actually like the fact the neck is a bit wonky. It adds to the rustic feel of this work, and shows active hands on labor.

    The decanter is 25cm to the top of the stopper
    The sake cup is a cute 5.5cm


    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
    2. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      Racer you have attonished me, I do not know if the term is just what I mean, me asombra esta belleza.
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thank you Sean, as always!

      I am happy you are amazed at the beauty of this glass. Thankyou Kivanitz!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      your very welcome Karen!!!
    5. inky inky, 5 years ago
    6. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Inky and Cindy!
    7. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 5 years ago
      Unusual and Beautiful at the same time.....Love it!!

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