Posted 5 years ago
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.
**Thanks to Kyratango for correcting my translation:
Verre dore means gilded glass.