Posted 1 year ago
This Fukuoka handkerchief style vase is about 7.5" long x 11" high x 5" wide. It is in mint, or near mint, condition and retains its original foil label. My first piece of Fukuoka glass.
It was an ebay find which was listed for several weeks with no bids and finally went on sale and got only one bid, mine. Apparently the style and colors are not to the taste of American ebayers, but still a nice example of Fukuoka glass. I am starting to realize that Japanese glass is not of much interest to most American collectors. Highly priced Japanese art glass does not seem to sell well at all and some pieces linger for months on auction sites before being discounted.
This bowl was listed for $60 plus shipping for a couple of months with a "Make Offer" option. I made two much lower offers which were automatically turned down. The seller finally re-listed it with a starting bid of $5 and that is what I paid for it! I think the total was something like $18 with shipping and insurance. I may start asking ebay sellers to give me money to take their Japanese art glass!