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    Posted 5 years ago

    racer4four
    (611 items)

    I am a sucker for green glass and find this vase from Kurata particularly appealing. The green with applied gold is pretty nice, and like a lot of Japanese art glass the appeal has been increased by sand blasting the surface to a matte finish.

    I have mentioned before the use of French phrases in Japanese glass sales and Kurata have done it here for this range. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Verre dore means golden glass, apropos the metal flake.

    I am not sure of the age of this glass; possibly more than 20 years or so as Kurata changed their brand name to Tsukiyono in the late 80s.

    Height: 25cm

    **Thanks to Kyratango for correcting my translation:
    Verre dore means gilded glass.

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Really loving the colors you are finding.
    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      When I see your glass pieces like this Karen I really wish I had the room to have a collection of these! I love this one!!
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Something very appealing about silky satin finishes even on pottery. They just seem a bit more elegant somehow. :)
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      I am so glad you mentioned the reference to the French words there...I was wondering that very thing as I was looking at it. lol, nice going...I'll watch for the answer to your question too. Really pretty K.
    5. martika martika, 5 years ago
      All of your glass items are beautiful, but I think this is the best!!!
    6. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      Yeah, the Japanese like using foreign phrases in their ads, particularly French and Italian. English., a distant third (???). Lovely green, Karen! [;>)
    7. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Charming color and vase, Karen!
      Verre doré means gilded glass :-)
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Racer4four this is so beautiful! Love the fresh color and the moment in it.

      If you don't mind, could you have a look at my old post and see if you can tell what label this is?


      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/122841-press-glass-candle-holder-japanese?in=collection-3094
    9. swfinluv1 swfinluv1, 5 years ago
      This is just gorgeous! The shot of the base made me think of a watermelon rind.
    10. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      The shape of this vase is positively voluptuous, and the wonderful swaying fronds only add to the effect......
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      It's a BEAUT !!!!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Many thanks for the love and comments all.

      Roy - I am a colour hound, and glad you love them too.

      Judy - warning: don't start! Collecting is addictive!!

      Thomsas - glad it's envy not illness making you green

      Mike - I agree, I love a matte finish too.

      Sue - KT fixed it!

      Martika - thanks so much for the vote of appreciation

      KJ - it's interesting that. I see more French than Italian in the glass world.

      Pascale - thanks for the love and correction!

      Elisabethan - glad you like this. I checked out your post too.

      SWFinluv - I appreciate the appreciation from such a glassie as you.

      Peggy - voluptuous fronds. Now I have a name for this vase. I try to name those the maker hasn't :))

      Kevin - thanks mate!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much Ken!
    14. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      I normally don't like green Karen, but this vase is superb! The beautiful alternating colors, the applied gold, and I can never resist a matte finish!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Sorry for the late response Rick.
      Green and matte - all good. Thanks for your knowledgeable input as always!

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