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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This exquisite vase from Japan has been cut by hand and is certified Edo Kiriko.

    So what is Edo Kiriko?
    In 1824 in Edo (present day Tokyo) Kyubei Kagaya started experimenting with cutting patterns in glass, and developed a style and technique that was then fostered as a craft specific to Edo. In the mid to later 1800s the Japanese started using cutting equipment and methods adopted from Europe, but retained manual methods of cutting and traditional designs.

    "In 1985 Edo Kiriko was designated a Traditional Craft Industry by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. To qualify as a Traditional Craft Industry, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government stipulates that the main process of manufacture must require the expert manual skills, the history of the techniques used must date back at least a century, and the craft must use traditional materials. "

    This vase then was cut by hand using traditional methods.
    It is exquisite I think!
    Generally Edo Kiriko is very expensive (as you can imagine). I was lucky with this one.
    Height 19cm

    Note: The Japanese LOVE cut glass and are big buyers of Bohemian and French glass. They also now have a large market player in hand cut glass from China, which is sneakily called Edo Chiriko.

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    1. Ivonne Ivonne, 5 years ago
      Very beautiful!It is so different from cutting glass I've known.I think the simplier the most expressive it is.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Beautiful :).....Don't know why but my first impression was an Iris flower.
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Exquisite indeed.....just magical the way the design 'sits' on the form. It looks to be a hexagon top and bottom....but not a simple hexagon. Almost as confusing as an Escher drawing.....fascinating!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Ivonne. Japanese cut glass certainly has it's own beautiful style

      Well you do know the Japanese psyche well Mike fact many traditional designs are based on flowers.

      Thanks is Escherish! It constantly pulls me in.

      The thing I love about it is you can see it was hand made, because it's perfection is not perfect!
    5. surfdub66 surfdub66, 5 years ago
      This is stunning ;-)
    6. melaniej melaniej, 5 years ago
      Karen, I can see yellow (lilies) and blue (blue delphinium) flower arrangement in this vase. Would be just beautiful!! ;)
    7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      Wowwy.... What a gorgeous vase.
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      a stunner!!!!
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      it reminds me of early ST LOUIS CRYSTAL AS WELL!!
    10. nutsabotas6, 5 years ago
      This piece is so beautiful! Tell me do you have enough space to display all your gorgeous glass!!
    11. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      Really love this!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Overwhelmed with the love guys! That is a GOOD thing.
      Generally I don't think any cut glass is valued enough these days.

      It is looking beautiful at the moment refracting light from my window.
      Nuts....I'm struggling for space! Lots of boxes.........
    13. VikingGirl VikingGirl, 3 years ago just drooling here...i looove glass, cut, colored and blown. Also...I feel like my glass buying addiction is not really as bad as i thought ;) so thank you for both...the show and the peace off mind ;P

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