Posted 4 years ago
If I was to be limited in my Japanese glass collecting by brand, Kurata would be my choice.
They have had incredible artists and glass blowers, and their work is always of a high standard.
When I'm searching online for glass, Kurata always jumps out at me.
This bright number certainly did!
It's a very bright yellow with a flower design on one side executed in white and black glass. In the centre of the flower an air bubble has been made in the clear case (clever!).
Silver speck has been laid in sheets under the clear so there is variation in intensity. This method of applying silver seems very Japanese, and Kurata love to do it.
It's a happy and pretty piece. Nice ovoid shape, squeezed neck and slightly flared lip. Height 16cm