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Art Glass8636 of 22630R Laique 'Thibet" vaseArt Deco enamelled glass vase by Leune.
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    The Japanese closely follow the Chinese zodiac and I often see the zodiac animals made from pottery, metal, or glass. I already have some of the animals in glass by both Kurata and Marti, but when I saw a complete set for sale I had to get them (even though there are now some duplicates).

    Each animal has been hand made and all have variations of colour relative to the animal. They are all around the 15cm (5.5in) mark in size, although are not proportional to each other. The detail doesn't show very well here but believe me, these are beautifully made.

    Pic 1. Snake, tiger, dog
    Pic 2. Chicken, monkey, bull
    Pic 3. Horse, sheep, pig
    Pic 4. Rabbit, mouse

    Yes, there are 12 zodiac animals, and only 11 here. The dragon is another post!

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    1. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      The sheep, or Aries the Ram to me, is gorgeous......the texture, the horns, the shape!
    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      These are really great Karen!!!
      Oh!! I like mine...the bull!! And I was born in the year of the dragon.....Have been called the dragon lady on and off over the yearsLOL.
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Great collection Karen I bet the dragon is awesome ! I'm the horse ...of course. :)
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Oh, these are truly wonderful!! I love'em all!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Lovely zodiac pieces! My fav is the tiger.

      I'm a dog, of course ;-D
    6. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Especially love the Tiger!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Great pick Peggy. The sheep is wonderful and very tactile. Many thanks.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks Judy. I'm year of the pig which explains my eating habits I guess.
      Glad you like them.
    9. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks Ed, ah, sorry, Mike.

      Scott thanks! ; )
    10. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Kyra how could you be anything else - even your name. The tiger is a beauty - thank you.
    11. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Beyemvey thanks. The tiger stripes are nicely done.
    12. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      I'm the monkey! These are all adorable, Karen, even the snake! :))
    13. NevadaBlades, 6 years ago
      Tiger here. 4th generation. Me, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. All born 24 years apart! Got a big ol' tiger tattoo on my left chest and 4 stars on my right! Maybe I'll post them someday! lol GRRRRR! [;>)))
    14. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks K! Monkey's are good :)

      4th gen tiger KJ! That's awesome.
    15. fleafinder fleafinder, 6 years ago
      im tiger tooo grrrrrrrrr
    16. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Really FF!! I'm getting a tad scared here....thanks for the love and comment.
    17. fleafinder fleafinder, 6 years ago
      haha its okie my mum is piggy too. we get along fine

    18. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 years ago
      Oh wow, how cool. I Love the tiger and sheep, and the tortoise shell piggy is wonderful.
    19. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      He's lovely I agree Fran. Thanks!
    20. Dragonflypearl Dragonflypearl, 6 years ago
      Love the Tigerrrrrr!!
    21. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 6 years ago
      Beauties Karen. I forget what I am. LOL
    22. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I think you would be something special outside of the zodiac OGF - I can't see you being inside the square!

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