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    Posted 3 years ago

    racer4four
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    Kurata made this form of vase in a number of decors, including a plain white pearlised one which seems the most common.
    I like this green one best, green glass being a big fave of mine.
    The decor is based on a green clear glass base with white glass swirled through it. A clear case has been added and then moulded, and the lip has been hand worked to finish. It has then been lightly iridised.
    Typical of Kurata it is exceptionally well made. I cannot find any evidence of mould lines, and this shape would have required at least a three piece mould. The shape is actually quite complex, with the ribs thinning and flattening to the lip, and the bumps on the ribs having small indents on the end. The base has been pontil ground and polished.
    This vase is well used with a very scuffed base and some light marks here and there. Very lovable still.
    Height: 26cm

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    1. Anik Anik, 3 years ago
      What a beauty!
    2. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Thank you Karen for this very educative post, the vase is really nice, I love green glass too, you know already that, LOL
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Anik, great to hear from you.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Alan, green glass is always good, and I'm happy to pass on the little I know.
    5. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      Before reading the Headline I was sure it is Kralik humpen vase.And yet Japanese again!
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Great taste you have, Karen, I love the colour green going into a white irridescence at the bottom, superb !~
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      A pure delight, Karen, so much to see and love!
    8. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      It's very pretty!! Reminds me of a melting candle!:)
    9. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Beautiful ! love love
    10. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Ivonne I had to look up humpen by Kralik, and yes I can see where you are coming from. Thanks for the info and love!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      It's a nice blend I agree thanks Phil!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Peggy . Happy you like it!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      So right Ken, I didn't even think of that! Can't unsee it now......lol.
      Thanks!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Mani, happy you love it :)
    15. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      I love the iridescence. Beautiful!

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