Posted 2 years ago
I found this set on an on line auction site for a surprisingly reasonable price, shipped from Japan. The vase is 10.5" high x 7" in diameter and weighs about 7 lbs and the ashtray is 5.5" high x 7" in diameter and weighs 2.5 lbs. The quality and finish of Kurata Craft Glass is very high, so I was surprised to find the the bottom had not been polished after grinding. I have no place to put this one, so it will go right into storage. I wanted a piece that had a good example of a Kurata label and this example just popped up. Karma? I hope this is not a symptom of an impending Japanese art glass addiction. I've actually started thinking about downsizing, but maybe I will do that by culling out anything that is not both interesting and beautiful. I have a lot of really interesting stuff since I like to do research, but a lot of it is not exactly beautiful. Liking variety is something of a curse....