Posted 4 years ago
I acquired these figures from Japan and they remain a puzzle to me.
I don't know who made them but what I know is there is a sticker on them (difficult to see, on the bottom of the woman's skirt) that says Verre Marcer. I think in French that means glass walk.
I have found another pair online, complete with the woman holding her hat, which mine has lost. The owner had no idea of origin.
The way this pair is made is very Japanese I think. The glass colour is the first clue for me although of course that's not provable without a spectrophotometer (yeah, look it up!).
The way the woman has been cased to make her skirt green, the way her arms have been made and attached, her bow and hair; all say Japan to me.
When I look at the man the base is my indicator with the petal worked shape and a concave ground base.
They have a very Marti Glass feel and even the use of French is a Japanese style of thing.
I think they are Japanese in origin but maybe I'm dreaming!
UPDATE: I have now determined that these were made by Multi/Marti Glass