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Ontheverge's loves2 of 23small sputnik chandelierHarrach Glass Vase c1880
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    Posted 6 years ago

    racer4four
    (621 items)

    Kurata Glass seemed to have pushed the boundaries as far as style and technique goes and this vase is certainly interesting.

    Made from an odd blush pink over a white inner, the bottom half has had the addition of black grid lines.
    Both the top and bottom half have been silvered (probably with mica) but the bottom has been given an extra sprinkle.
    The whole vase has then been sandblasted.

    It's growing on me aesthetically and I am impressed with it generally.
    I have thought it before but this vase reinforces my idea that Kurata made their own glass colours.

    If anyone has ever seen anything like this before please tell me.
    I would be interested to know if the Kurata craftsmen worked this out on their own!

    Height: 25cm (10in)

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    Comments

    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Unusual Karen...sort of pineapple like. Echoes the style of ceramic pieces that have basket work encasing them. Slip proof grip for sure....a water bottle for the tea ceremony maybe ??
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      It is unusaul. From a distance it sort of looks like it has a net around the base. I do really like this though. Just wish I knew more about glass.
    3. Deano Deano, 6 years ago
      That's pretty cool. You're on a roll!
    4. Aimathena Aimathena, 6 years ago
      Best wishes
    5. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks Mike. It is quite smooth to touch and the lines are not raised at all.
      It is unusual! Thanks.

      Don't start on glass Scott......it is an abyss! Glad you like it. Thanks.

      Ta Dean - I'll try to keep rolling.

      Hi Aims - so great to hear from you! Have missed you...hope things are OK.
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      ~ Wowser ~ That is Beautiful !!! Thanks for the Post !!!
    7. NevadaBlades, 6 years ago
      Looking over your older posts, since I'm still kind of new here. LOVE this one, TOO! :)
    8. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks Rose.

      Thanks too Blade.
      Generally Japanese glass is unknown and under appreciated in the West. There is little information available in English on it and I have worked hard to get the info I have, with lots of hours trolling the net, trying to work with Google translate (which is pretty bad).
      I have made it my mission (yep, mission!) to spread the word on Japanese glass :)
    9. NevadaBlades, 6 years ago
      GAMBATTE, Karen!!! [;>)
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Tagging along Karen with you...... ...while you do your MISSION...

      http://www.blingcheese.com/graphics/love/slang/you-go-girl.gif

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