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Golden pheasant from Multi Glass Japan

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Art Glass5749 of 22298My unusual lead stained glass object. Any ideas to its identity Marble looking pottery
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    He's a largish bird at 25cm long, and proud too.

    Multi Glass closed in the late 1980s due to insolvency after 80 years of making glass, but by 2000 four of its glass artists had bought the name and restarted production. This phoenix is very similar in style to one I earlier had posted, but it was old company production, and this is new company production.

    The glass artists have continued to make Multi Glass animals and birds in similar style to the old production patterns, although they often seem more cartoonish. However their art glass production seems more creative and technical, albeit produced in much smaller numbers than the period prior to the first shutdown.

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    1. Anik Anik, 5 years ago
      He's full of character, isn't he? Lovely, lovely piece!

      Your passion for (and knowledge of) Japanese glass is incredible. Thank you for sharing it with the world.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Anik for the love and comment. My knowledge is small really, it's just that I have done more research than most and Japanese glass is generally not well studied in the West. If only I could read Japanese! I remain stubbornly mono lingual however, despite some effort to learn. Ah well.
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Jancal so nice to have your approval, oh owner of great beauty!
      I mean that sincerely (I know our Aussie ways miss the mark sometimes).
      Many thanks!
    4. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Lovely one, Karen!
      I don't know why, but lately I got a pheasant fever added to my bug addiction.... :-))
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Oh, he is gorgeous Karen!
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      Fenix bird with fire colors
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      What a magnificent creature!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Pascale I have found CW is often a trigger for me to collect things! As if I need more ideas lol.
      Thanks for the love and comment.
    9. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Judy, he is a happy to hear it!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I do think him phoenix-like Sylvia, thanks!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I'm sure he thinks he is too Peggy!! Thanks mate.
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Mr Pheasant has gladly added that to his list of attributes thanks Thomas!
    13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      He's a great one! Absolutely love him. How the heck have you been???
    14. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Heckin good mate! Just been super busy so have been in and out of here a bit.
      You? Seems you do the same; arrive, have a chat or two, then swan off to do whatever. I haven't time to be here daily but I love catching up.
      Sooooo - how are the sales going (still Etsy?). Also I was wondering when you might get your skinny arse over here to Aus; we need some entertainment to take our minds off useless govts.
    15. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Very happy holidays to you Karen :)
      Luv Jenni

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