Posted 4 years ago
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.