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Moonstonelov…'s loves15 of 12337Loetz Candia Phänomen Genre 7499 Vase. 8" Tall. PN I-7655. Circa 1899Loetz Crete "Norma" or "Silberiris" Vase. 7" Tall. Circa 1900
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    Posted 4 years ago

    racer4four
    (570 items)

    Edo Kiriko is a traditional form of Japanese cut glass, notable for it's use of particular patterns cut by hand, generally on multi layered glass.
    It is derived from a form of cutting started in Tokyo, then called Edo, in the 1820s,and has continued to be developed to this day.

    Edo Kiriko is always hand cut, and is not cut by diamond wheel but by whetstone. This apparently gives the cuts a particular look and finish, with rounded edges, and of course makes it expensive.

    Only certified masters are allowed to call their work Edo Kiriko, and to be truthful I am not sure if Hoya were certified to call their work by the proper name.

    These tumblers were probably made around 2000 and are very simple pieces of Edo Kiriko. The cuts are not complex and the glass is only 2 layers. An exceptional piece of kiriko of this size may have up to 4 colours of glass and incredibly detailed patterns, and can retail in the thousands of dollars.

    These are still a pretty nice example however, and will probably stay nestled in their box.

    Comments

    1. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      You are an education, Karen! The cut does look different, as if it has texture, and you've captured it well.

      They are beautiful!
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      "Miss KAREN" -- Is OUR Japanese Art TEACHER !!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Absolutely beautiful! And your pics are brilliant too :-)
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      They ARE beautiful!! Your knowledge of the Japanese glass is VERY impressive!!!!
    5. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Always something new Karen! I didn't know the Japanese made cut glass... Lovely set!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Peggy the Japanese are so good at detail work as we all know and these are beautiful.
      Thanks for enjoying my little lessons.

      Rose is still applying herself well and remains an A level student.

      Thanks Kyra for the comment. Some things photograph well and these were good to do!

      Scott thanks! My knowledge is growing but still small....being a language dumbnuts an not reading Japanese is a disability here.

      Ahh - now you know Rick!! Thanks for your comment.
    7. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 4 years ago
      Beautiful snowflake patterns.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Bladerunner for commenting and loving.
    9. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Beautiful glasses Racer on my Xmas list thanks.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Mine too Caper! Thanks.
    11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      So light and airy like snowflakes ! :)
    12. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Mike!
    13. inky inky, 4 years ago
      I would have to use these..I have always liked drinking out of nice glasses...and these are very noyce!...:-)

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