Posted 5 years ago
This beautiful little glass vase was sold to me as a piece made specifically for use during a Japanese tea ceremony. Flowers are often a part of the aesthetic requirements for a tea ceremony, and although bamboo or pottery vases are still most common, glass has taken a place as well.
I don't know who made this vase.
It is serene and lovely; an off white inner case with a spattered soft brown outer.
It is decorated with slightly darker lines and spatters, with areas of crimson spatter also. The result is sakura, like a cherry tree in blossom.
The glass has been matted, so it is a calm and retiring piece of great tranquility.
Like many artisan made Japanese glass pieces, the shape is based on a traditional pottery vase, and a wonderful foot has been added to finish the piece.
I wish my photos were better here. It is in actuality incredibly beautiful.
Height: 20cm (although it seems smaller)