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    Posted 6 years ago

    racer4four
    (607 items)

    This beautiful lady is a relatively recent product from Marti Glass, Japan.

    Marti have made quite a niche in Japanese glass as producers of handmade figures, and they make really beautiful glass figurines of people, animals, and most spectacularly, glass samurai helmets.

    Marti were large producers of other glassware such as vases and bowls, but this has reduced in the last few decades.

    Interestingly, the name Marti Glass is a pet name, being the Japanese interpretation of the name Multi Glass. The company, and the country as a whole, have taken on this interpretation, and knowingly use the name Marti as a poke at themselves. Cool hey!

    My lovely kimono clad lady is about 20cms.

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    Comments

    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      I really like this Karen :).... Beautiful blue and unusual design !
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      This is so beautiful, Karen, figural in a stylised way.....
    3. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      As usual, great info, and another beautiful piece, karen;-)

      Alan
    4. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      How interesting !! Love this! She looks like Merlin the wizard.. :-))
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning and very beautiful!!!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks Mike.
      Even for me seeing lots of Japanese glass she is different.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Why thank you Miss Peggy! I always like your comments (never had a negative one, no, no,no!)
    8. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Alan I appreciate you seeing her beauty. And my rambling on!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Ohhhh Surfdub - now I see Merlin in a kimono!! Thanks.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Back at you Sean!
    11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      When I first saw this I thought it was a wizard! It's very cool tho. Love it.
    12. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 6 years ago
      What a neat piece!

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