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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I really am directionless with this vase. I am sure it is Japanese - apart from the fact it came from Japan, the shape is a Japanese one and the techniques used are very Japanese.

    The black glass ground is in fact an intense cobalt that has had some small millefiore scattered randomly through it. There has also been some random glass trail applied before the pattern of silver and gold sheets have been laid down. The result is a decor that initially looks quite simple but shows complexity when studied closely.

    I don't know which studio has made this vase. Despite it's familiar techniques the decor is not one I have seen before, so have no idea who was the creator.

    Height: 24cm

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning Karen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      This is gorgeous Karen...I could look at your vases all day here.......just can't have them!!
      I had to smile to myself when Scott(with the trunks) said he had started to check out glass after seeing your beautiful pieces.....but would not buy any!!! Happens to all of us I think!Lol :)
    3. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 6 years ago
      So beautiful! It's very Japanese indeed to scatter small contrasting details like these millefiori. Sometimes when one looks at those apparently very simple pieces there is a feeling of balance and perfection and one doesn't even exactly know why, but it's all in the details.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks my States sweetheart!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Judy it would weigh us down, collecting everything. It's great we get to see so many different things here isn't it!! Thanks for the appreciation.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Nailed it there Bijou. I like how the Japanese can also do things that appear entirely random but prove to be very planned and perfectly balanced.
      Thanks for the insight and love.
    7. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      wonderful but I do not have any knowledge about this type of glass
    8. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      This one I really love very much!
    9. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      At first sight the colour palette seems austere but in close up the vase is both luxuriant and intriguing. Must be among you best......
    10. MALKEY MALKEY, 6 years ago
      Fabulous vase Karen love the geometric gold flecked pieces mixing with naturalistic millefiori in a delicate restraint-ant manner
    11. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Kivatinitz we don't need to have knowledge, just appreciation, and I thank you for yours.
    12. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks Ivonne! Merry Christmas to you.
    13. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      It has had to grow on me Peggy lol. Initially it had a bit of a department store feel to me but I have grown to appreciate it's complexities over the last few months.
      Of course, you saw it's features immediately! Thanks :)
    14. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      It is a very Japanese creation Malkey - they have their own ways....
      Thanks for the appreciation.
    15. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Very Japanese. The more you look at it, the more it defies description. At least from my inexpert view, this is a masterpiece.

      Thank you, Karen, for teaching me how to appreciate Japanese glass.
    16. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the thanks - just spreading the love of Japanese glass.
      It's a lovely, subtle piece; glad you like it!
    17. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Very nice - some of it (just a bit) reminds me of American artist Randy Strong's "Orion" series... but not the millefiori. Cheers! - Bob
    18. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I looked up Randy Strong and Orion and I can see where you are coming from Bob. Even his shapes are a bit Japanoise. Lovely works.
      Thanks for the comment and love!
    19. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Very Stunning karen......Could it be Murano? There was a maker I once mentioned to you before ( lesser known name ) that did some ( what I thought were ) Murano art glass that appeared to have some Japanese influence. Do you remember the name Karen? We talked about it before in one of your posts....I think the name started with a *R*
    20. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      I remember the name now it was Giulio Radi for Avem. Not saying this is his piece at all but I JUST found some of his work to be Japanese influence in my opinion.

      I have no idea, but it looks to be a quality piece top, and Bottom!!
    21. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      @Rick - Hey Buddy, do you have any insight to this Vase or Murano?? Thanks, just wondering your opinion there. Again Thanks
    22. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Rose I have seen Radi's work before and yes, there are some similarities with some Japanese glass.
      I am still certain this is Japanese!
    23. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 months ago
      this is sooo nice!
    24. racer4four racer4four, 9 months ago
      Hey thanks Ho2!

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