Posted 5 years ago
Quite a different take on traditional kiriko but this cut glass vase is still very Japanese.
Made in olive green glass to a traditional shape the glass has been sand blasted after blowing.
The artist has removed glass by hand in a style the Italians call battuto (hammered or beaten, like beaten copper looks). Essentially a tool is used in broad strokes to make patterns.
Here the pattern is made in long strokes relative to the central turning.
It looks to me as if the high points around the middle have been polished after turning.
The contrast of gloss and sand blasted glass is very effective.
The vase is large at 24cm and quite thickly made (2.1kg).
I don't know it's age or who made it.
The only part of the kanji I can interpret is the first character, king. If anyone can help with the translation I would be very grateful.