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swfinluv1's loves554 of 3209Art Nouveau LOETZ Candia Mimosa, Circa 1905Imperial Free Hand Vase # FH 358
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    Posted 5 years ago

    racer4four
    (621 items)

    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)

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    1. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      It is beautiful. I love the light shining through it.
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Actually it is incredibly beautiful in your photos, Karen, and particularly in image one. Abstract art......

    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks WandlessFairy. I appreciate your comment and wish many more wands enter your life :)
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much Peggy, although I haven't done it justice.
      I just had a laugh at myself after reading I called this a little vase - I guess 20cm isn't so small. Maybe beside my usual Japanese glass it is smallish.
      Have a lovely Easter there! Don't go slow on the chocolate (or wine or whatever...)
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      So 20 cm., even better! Sometimes more IS more. As to Easter I trust you'll be following your own good advice too :)
    6. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      So poetic... and with sun light through it! Delightful piece :-)
    7. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the admiration Lisa! Of course I always appreciate it.

      I will Peggy :) Got 4 days off work, might be able to sort some stuff (including glass) out a bit!

      It is indeed like poetry in glass Kyra. Thanks.

      Thanks Ken. It's amazing how bright yet subtle it is.

      Happy Easter All!!!
    8. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Very nice...:-)
    9. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Inky ;))
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Oh My Lord! This is beyond anything I've ever seen, -- and your description makes it so much more so as it draws the eye to all the beautiful elements that make it up. This has got to be one of your best pieces, Karen, it's an absolute star.
    11. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 years ago
      first class Karen a true wee beauty
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love and appreciation Katherine; I'm stoked! It could only be better if I was sure who made it....

      Thanks Malkey; that's coming from an owner of so much exceptional glass!

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