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    Posted 2 years ago

    racer4four
    (571 items)

    My brain is fried - I'm finding too many previously unknown-to-me glass makers from Japan.

    This is a nicely made vase, typical baluster shape, made from white glass with a lovely opalescent sheen to it.
    The inclusion of the blue/red mix stripe through the body lifts this I think, and I love that it is not perfectly level or parallel.
    It has been thinly clear cased but like most Japanese glass is fairly thick so quite heavy.

    I have only recently found one other Kimura Glass vase, same shape and white ground, but without the central stripe. As you might imagine, it was a bit plain for me.

    Height: 22cm

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    1. sklo42 sklo42, 2 years ago
      This looks as if it changes a lot according to the play of light......always good in my book. Beautiful!
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      So very beautiful !!!
    3. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
      There are very few super-reflective pieces that I love Karen... a Kralik millefiori knuckle vase comes to mind and now yours... striking! It has a classic, simple vase shape, which I think is a perfect choice so as not to detract from the beautiful opalescence and and nicely contrasting center stripe! You know how I love your Japanese glass Karen, and this one, although a departure from your usual pieces, is just as special : )
    4. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks Peggy, it's not my usual smack-in-the-face Japanese glass, but certainly beautiful. I just need some info about the maker!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Glad you like this Ken - it's very pearly. Thanks Mate.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Many thanks Rick for your constant support. I try to expose you all to the variety of Japanese glass, even when they are a miss, and I feel it is the really curious and unbiased glass collectors here that appreciate the work and appeal of Japanese glass.
      Skill and beauty exist no matter who makes it, and you really get that.
    7. Deano Deano, 2 years ago
      I saw your comment on my last post. I'd be happy to send it to you. I have changed computers since our last exchange. I would need to get your info from you again. lmk, also I've got new email addresses too. (glassrock3 at gmx dot com)
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
      You're welcome Karen. I know you get it that although I don't collect Japanese glass, I can appreciate and love all sorts of glass, and yours is one of them.
    9. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 years ago
      all i can say Karen its just SUPER !!!!!!!!
    10. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 2 years ago
      I can understand why your brain is fried! :-) Gem after gem after gem... what can a brain do! Beautiful!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks Malkey - always so positive and happy, I love it!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Not just fried, deep fried, Bijou! Thanks for the love and comment :)
    13. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 2 years ago
      Hahaha :-)) a delicacy then.
    14. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Lovely piece!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Very pretty!!
    16. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love and comment Scott and Mrs T.
    17. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      Ditto to all comments! And it makes me think of a yummy eclair...deee-lish!

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