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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This bubbly vase is very much an example of southern Japanese glass and comes from Ryukyu Glass Okinawa.

    I can't always tell, but there is often quite a style distinction between glass from the south and north of Japan, possibly because they are culturally different.

    Southern glass is often bubbled and for want of a better word, quirky.
    The colour graduation here, the narrow cylinder, the intense colour, and the appendage, are "southern".

    What's the appendage for?
    It may be a loop for hanging but probably not.
    A handle? Probably not.

    It just IS.

    25 cm (10 in)

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Another Cracker !!!!


      Oiva Toikka did some pieces with this type of hot worked add ons.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Looks like a tall refreshing drink ! :)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Unsurprisingly, the Japanese love Toikka! Thanks Kevin.

      Midori my dear? Thanks Michael (still formal).
    4. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      interesting discussion on north and south...
      nice lovely item....
    5. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Anne. Being me I really get southern glass!
    6. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Delicious colours, looks good enough to eat..or is it to drink!...:-)
    7. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Ta Inky. It's bright!
    8. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Love it! Looks like a nice cold margarita. Yummy! Beautiful no matter what the hole is about. :0)
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Maybe you could use this vase as a Bar Glass -- then the "appendage" could be used to hold a Straw for some Tropical Drink....Hiccup
    10. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Beautiful Karen! A tall drink with a lime on the rim?

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