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Noritake Crystal sommerso and ground vase

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billretirecoll's loves69 of 1066Loetz Candia Silberiris innen Silber Mushroom Vase with original factory label, ca. 1920sQUEZAL ART GLASS VASE, circa 1915
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    Posted 2 months ago

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    If this vase did not have a sticker on it, and if I didn't trust my seller, I would have thought it Italian, or possibly Czech.
    It is made in a style made famous by Murano firms such as Mandruzzato, a style that was also made by other Euro glass companies through the 60s and 70s.
    It is made from a green glass inner with blue added in the sommerso style. Sommerso, or submerged, glass is not easy to do well, and the layer of blue here is almost perfect in it's evenness. The coloured glass has been thickly cased in clear, and then ground back to give the geometric form. The resulting optics are pretty cool. It is time consuming and expensive style to make.
    As is the Japanese way, it is perfectly finished and is a good lump of glass. It is heavy at 2kg, and bigger than most of this style at 25cm.

    Noritake did not make their own glass, and it's probable this was made by either Sasaki or Kagami.

    It is the only one of this style I have seen from Japan, so not a common piece.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      As we say here "Heavy Duty!". Love it.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Incredibly beautiful sommerso vase from all angles, esp love the overview, & lovely color blend
    3. foseatme, 2 months ago
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 months ago
      Very nice Karen, I really like the Color combination on this beautiful Art Glass Vase! :^D Great find! :^)
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      Yes, imagine the work involved...
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 2 months ago
      It looks so crisp, so well executed and yet by a company perhaps more renowned for its ceramics. Well I learn something new every day! Great colour combination too.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Cool Kevin, and thanks.

      Jenni, thanks! The colours are fresh and nice.

      Thanks for the love and comment foseatme!

      I was fortunate to find it Bill, thanks so much.

      Rarely made even in Italy these days Eileen, the time cost is huge! Thanks for the love and comment.

      I learned when it showed up too Peggy. I think it's rare, and beautifully made. I'm lucky I know.

    8. truthordare truthordare, 2 months ago
      What a surprise! I love Noritake's most early 20th century porcelain, but was never attracted by their post 1950 glass forays.

      This is beautiful. I admire the somerso style, especially with a simple form vase like this. Thanks for posting Karen.

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