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    Posted 5 years ago

    racer4four
    (587 items)

    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.

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      A name for your Lego girl... Madame Butterfly from the Puccini's opera :-)
      Big one, I wonder too how they blowed such heavy pieces!
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      The clear casing makes the piece though....probably better in real life too!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Karen, This too is incredible looking. Very very beautiful!!
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Well she's with Marti glass so how about Marti...short for Martina..lol
    5. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Nice idea Kyra. Maybe Chouko meaning butterfly girl!
      Thanks for the love.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Peggy and Scott...thanks.
      It does look great in real life.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Marti. Could work Mike, wold have to be Maruti in Japanese!
      Thanks.
    8. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Little Red Racer.
    9. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Lol Caper. Thanks!
    10. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Another monumental beauty Karen! I love the angled view in pic two... it shows off the unique form!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Rick - you are an aesthete! Thanks for commenting and loving.

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