Posted 9 months ago
I didn't do much during isolation and now I'm back at work I wonder where that time went! I've had a good long look at my navel I guess.
I did sort through one of my boxes of glass and discovered a whole lot of different vases of similar design. Some call these handkerchief vases but they would be a weird handkerchief to shape like this.
I know the green Kurata was made by being spun in a centrifugal mould. Two of the others appear to have been made similarly but I am not sure. I think the Kurata has a degree of expertise to it that places it above the others.
The red and blue vases are both Tajima. The blue is slightly different in that it has a squarish base and has been primarily moulded (not centrifugally) and then hot worked at the rim. It's also been iridised so has a lovely colour.
The light blue has the remnants of a Crane Circle sticker on it, so was possibly made by OTK. It appears to have been spun in a centrifuge and the base has been ground matte. Generally there has been less time put into it but despite that it's a nice vase.
They all measure around the 18cm mark.