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mikelv85's loves1188 of 24532František Vízner, 1962, Libochovice. Pattern number: 3236/19 - SKLO UnionMetal and green plastic panel bangle bracelet
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    Posted 3 years ago

    racer4four
    (607 items)

    I freely admit to being enthralled by any colour glass but if I see a good Hoya piece the lack of colour is no detriment at all.

    This paperweight is beautifully and simply designed, has such amazing clarity, and is so perfectly ground. All hallmarks of Hoya.
    Since they stopped making craft glass I think there has been a great hole left in the market that others can't fill.

    Designed by the great Toshio Sugesawa it was made at the apogee of Hoya's creative production, 1990s.
    Acid mark to the base: Hoya T.Sugasawa
    Height: 11.5cm

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Really unique design and just overall beautiful!!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Very beautiful piece & your photos are just excellent
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Lovely in the sunlight!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Beautiful Karen !! Is it quite heavy ?
    5. Anik Anik, 3 years ago
      Fabulous, fabulous piece!
    6. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      It's a pencil! Three of my favourite things combined in one cool item - glass, paperweights, & pencils! The shadow it casts is awesome, too...
    7. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Scott, it is unique! Sugasawa also designed some cool book shaped weights.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Jenni, it was a nice sunny day so I went outside. The camera does the rest . I will gladly take the kudos however! Thanks for loving the glass.
    9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks MrsT! Glass + sun = beauty.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Rose it's about 600gm, which is significant for it's size. I guess it's all that lead.
    11. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Indeed, and thanks Anik!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Very suitable piece for you IronLace! Glad it appeals.
    13. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      Wonderful piece, wonderful photographs!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Peggy. I forgot to mention to everyone that the lead line is from internal refraction, not from an external cut, and it moves up and down the angle as you move close and away from the piece. So very clever.
    15. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      great piece!!
    16. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      Beautiful! I love learning about Japanese glass through you! You have such a rich knowledge and a wonderful collection.
    17. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Ho2 and BTL, I appreciate comments and love :)))

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