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antiquerose's loves918 of 15006Richelieu kitten with ball brooch A large and glossy vase from Hokuyo Glass Japan
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I think this vase has been made by Kitaichi Glass from the island of Sapporo in Japan. The company started as a lamp making enterprise over 100 years ago, and now makes a wide variety of art glass.
    The intense colours of the ground of this vase make it glow, and to me the orange tones are so very Japanese. The glass has been cased and the surface etched to satin, with the graphic sitting in gloss relief.
    Initially I thought the work on this vase was a form of fine cameo, but now I think it has been enameled with the design.
    It's quite large at 23cm high, and heavy, around 3kg.

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    1. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Really beautiful vase!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Oh wow!! This is fantastic Karen!! I also love dragonflies.
    3. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      Ahh...Another Dragon!! Love it Karen!!

    4. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous serene image of a lovely dragonfly amid soft wispy flowers & leaves on the glowing orange background
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      This is a lovely vase Karen and I bet your 1st photo would look excellent in a frame!!:)
    6. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Lovely, striking Bzz Bzz vase, Karen!
    7. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Sooooo gorgeous!!
    8. Anik Anik, 3 years ago
      Now that's a positively beautiful piece. Really goreous!
    9. Anik Anik, 3 years ago
      oopsy... I meant 'gorgeous' and not goreous... :/
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      This is quite special, you find some of the most amazing glass, Very Japanese and of the high quality of your collection, Karen. Superb !~
    11. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      What detail!! Is that a tiny inch-worm on the end of a twig about to become a dragonfly meal?
      So beautiful!
    12. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      very beautiful! reminds me of that orange satsuma i've seen and loved.
    13. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love and exclamations everyone. I wasn't sure how this would go over, but sure looks like a thumbs up!.
      Many thanks:
      Watchsearcher and
    14. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Ken :)
    15. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      fabilus dramatic yet calming a magical piece karen
      all the very best malkey
    16. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    17. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Hey woman!!! how you be??? Here's my dragonfly again. Love it to pieces, oooo, not so sure I should have said that with it being glass... careful now ;)
    18. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      We keep missing each other!!!
    19. Findings, 2 years ago

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