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Two vases by Kurata Japan

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austrohungaro's loves204 of 3320Gres de Grand Feu - Brenne France Ceramic TeapotLoetz Jeweled Cabinet Vase, DEK 367, PN Unknown, ca. 1902-1903
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I have so enjoyed the textural pottery on CW lately that I thought I would post these vases.

    The taller, darker vase has been on CW before, but at the time I had no confirmation of maker. I know the smaller vase is Kurata and am reasonably sure the other is also.

    Much Japanese glass is driven by their ceramic history and these two vases reflect common shapes in Japanese pottery. Both are very textural, and without light they could be mistaken for pottery.
    They are matte, with spatter and threading of different but complementary glass colours.

    Interestingly the smaller vase has an unusual base. The white showing is a pearlescent glass and it appears that this underlies the brown which cases it completely inside and mostly on the outside. I would love a glassmaker to look at these vases and give me some feedback on the techniques used to make them. I think they may be by Kanno Den one of Kurata's premier glassmakers but I can't confirm that.

    I adore these vases. Subtle, complex, different, but so Japanese.
    I hope you like them too.

    Height 23cm and 19cm

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      fantastic !!!!!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Love them both !!!!
    3. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
    4. LuluX LuluX, 6 years ago
      Really gorgeous !
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      How could we not like them? Each one is beautiful, but together more than the sum of the two I making any sense!
    6. paulmartin paulmartin, 6 years ago
      A perfect pair !!
    7. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Terrific !
    8. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Ooh! I love that glow!
      Shape too is very appealing :-)
      Great knowledge you have on your pieces!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Wow - thanks for the responses all!
      I appreciate the love and comments, so my thanks to:
      Kyra and

    10. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      These are such a departure from your other Japanese vases Karen, and I love 'em!
    11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Very surprised they are not ceramic. These are fabulous! And I love, love everything you've got there in pic 4! "Karen's Korner" ;)
    12. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks Rick - I agree different, still Japanese!

      Thanks Sue - it's an eclectic little corner! Glad you like these two vases too.
    13. Fleamarkettammy Fleamarkettammy, 4 years ago
      Love the colors and shapes!!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Tammy, I'm glad to hear you like them.

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