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    Posted 5 years ago

    racer4four
    (594 items)

    Probably not impossible to photograph, just a hard one for me.

    Made by Iwatsu Glass Japan and probably around the 1970s/80s.

    Blue glass has been clear cased and iridised, and then squashed so that every photo makes it look like an alien's head.

    Truth is, in life this vase is just gorgeous.
    It doesn't look alien at all, just beautiful.

    20cm

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    Comments

    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Love the peacock blue and purples and the pics too ! :)
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 5 years ago
      Wow! That is Gorgeous!!! Fabulous photos as well. :)
    3. Ivonne Ivonne, 5 years ago
      I like the way it is iridised.The thick clear bottom seems to be not iridised,is it?
    4. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Beautiful piece !
    5. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      A giant purple-blue ant face! BEAUTIFUL! [;>)
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      You seem to be having an alien moment.....or two:) The vase is amazing!!
    7. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Gosh, that's awesome. :)
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      My favorite colour is purple Mike so I love this one too. Thanks mate.

      Mudwoman that word fits - fantabulous. I can remember in high school playing with mercury, rolling it around in my hand, and it was beautiful like this. Well said!
      BTW - I didn't die from mercury poisoning although I'm sure if I did at school now everyone would expect immediate death!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      You are so kind Ken - the photos aren't so good really, I just don't have the skill or technology. the vase is good, so thanks for the love.

      Ivonne the clear does have some iridisation on it but it barely shows. Thanks for your love and comment.

      It didn't really look alien until I tried to photograph it! I don't know how you Czech glassies get such fab photos with highly reflective glass. Glad you like it.....thanks.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks you good finder! I'm glad it awed you lol!
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      I love this Karen... great form, beautiful color and great iridescence!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Rick. It is different but works somehow.
    13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Oh wow! This is one crazy vase. I know it's got to be gorgeous close up but from here, it looks like an alien face! LOL!!! (See pic 2)

      Everytime I'm able to come on, I see you list about 10 more beauties!!! Sweet!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Sue. I own too much, clearly, so post all the time..... comment if and when you can! Or not at all if you wish!

      These photos drove me mad. Aliens everywhere and after Blade called it an ant face I see bull ants everywhere. Hopeless case.
    15. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Well this is just plain gorgeous glass, really gorgeous! :)
    16. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Ms Katherine! Glad to hear from you. Hope all is OK.
    17. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Very kind of you to ask, sweet lady, things are not okay at the moment, but we go on in faith and hope and pray for better days. In the meantime, when I have a moment, I come in here and visit with my CW friends.
    18. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Amazing. I've never seen anything like it.
    19. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Sorry to hear that K. Life can be shit at times....and usually eventually gets better. Thinking of you.
    20. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Fran. It is unusual and lovely - I appreciate your appreciation.
    21. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Thanks, very kind, my friend. Yes things will turn soon, I hope. :) And I hope all is well with you. :)
    22. Emme Emme, 5 years ago
      This is a gorgeous vase. Glass like this is hard to photograph. Indirect light, maybe a darker background? Just a suggestion. As far as life sucking, I find thrifting to be therapeutic.
    23. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thrifting is my favorite therapy Emme! THE best retail therapy. Thanks for the photo tips too.

      I'm going OK Katherine. On a plateau at the moment, no dips, no highs. Just life.
      Thanks babe.
    24. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Thank you, for being who you are. :)

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