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    Posted 3 years ago

    racer4four
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    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

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Lovely green & blue glass vase, beautiful wide shape
    2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      So quick and as usual, so lovely with your comment thanks Jenni!
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Absolutely gorgeous !~
    4. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      They can play with colours!
    5. Anik Anik, 3 years ago
      Beautiful piece -- great shape and color!
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      A scrumptious blue pumpkin, love it!
    7. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Beautiful color!
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    9. Bunnymom Bunnymom, 3 years ago
      Just beautiful such a lovely color

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