Posted 4 years ago
Another mammoth piece from FTG Marti.
Lego lady again for scale. (She needs a name. Please help!)
This time my scales gave up after 5 kilos.
A very clever vase this with it's double sommerso. When you think that it was probably made within 2 decades of the Japanese art glass movement really starting you can see that skill developed quickly.
Lovely deep red, and the second layer with black mixed in is a really unusual feature. Lots of makers did sommerso but I don't think the idea of adding a colour mix like this was very common
The clear case is so thick! I still wonder how they manipulated the weight of these pieces as they made them.