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betweenthelens's loves375 of 1685Unknown maker, Japanese glass vaseThe big crazed opal is now wearable!
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    Posted 4 years ago

    racer4four
    (605 items)

    This glass head from Japan came with a Kamei sticker, which probably dates it to no later than 1990.
    I have never seen anything from Japan like it before.
    It's made from a teal green glass, blown into a two piece mould. The walls of the glass are only about 1cm thick, and there is a very noticeable mould join line around the head. It has been given a satin finish, and unusually it appears to have been acid etched, not sand blasted, which is the usual Japanese method.
    It's not the best made piece of glass with that obvious seam, and that seems so weird to me, as usually Japanese glass is extremely well finished.
    Despite that, my lady has her own beauty and grace.
    Height: 25cm

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    Comments

    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Now that is an very interesting Piece from kamei !! WOW
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      very modernistic dreamy quality ,,, gorgeous karen wonderburg
      xxxx
      all the very best malkey
    3. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      It's just a tad unusual isn't it Rose?! I'm glad you are as amazed as me :)
    4. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      As always, thanks lovely Malkey!
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      He looks to be modelled after someone, great find !~
    6. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Beautiful teal color & lovely peaceful expression on the face
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      That's quite an interesting piece Karen. Nice find!!
    8. artfoot artfoot, 4 years ago
      Cool item - I'd put a light in it :+) Since it is life-size, I wonder if this was maybe a commercial display item for wigs or hats.
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      beautiful!!!!!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Phil, I was surprised and pleased to find it.
    11. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Yes, she is green and gracious, thanks so much Jenni.
    12. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Indeed Scott! Thanks so much!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Hey thanks Thomas! You think she suits the Big Audio Dynamite green lady song? :)
    14. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      That would look pretty cool Harry, good idea.
      I don't know if it was for hats et al. The stickers and swing tags that came with it were pretty OTT for a retail mannequin.
      I have absolutely NO idea who would have made it.
    15. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Ken for that heart warming comment. My lady thanks you too :)
    16. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks sweet Sean !
    17. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 years ago
      I think I'm kinda with artfoot...a small (<15w) light bulb inside, and maybe even some kind of nifty hat...?? ;-) :-) FUN ITEM, anyways!! :-) :-) :-)
    18. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      I love it! Busted!

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