Posted 4 years ago
Tsugaru Vidro have been making glass around 100 years in Japan, albeit under different names. They are in Aomori prefecture, close to the Tsugaru Strait between Honshu and Hokkaido.
This large vase is a classic design for Tsugaru. It is a traditional shaped vessel with ribs, flattened to a slight ovoid shape, and with a small flared neck and added foot. It is made from clear glass with two secondary glass gathers of green and light blue, overlapping each other but not entirely covering the clear body. The added foot is from blue glass.
Tsugaru have long used the second gather technique on their glass, and the colours of the gathers represent the seas around Tsugaru. The green is known as Tsugaru green, as the sand from the beaches of Aomori, originally used to make net floats, resulted in glass of this unusual colour.
Although it is contemporary there is lots of tradition in this piece.
It is quite large: height: 24cm width: 29cm