Posted 14 days ago
This piece is actually by FTG, Fukuoka Tokoshu Garasu, before they named themselves Multi Glass. So maybe 1960s?
It's a cute piece, a lovely little penguin sitting on an iceberg. The penguin is made from blue and purple glass covered with the shaped clear outer.
She is sitting on a ball of clear glass that has been roughly ground with facets, as rough ice would be. Inside the clear ball is yellow glass with a fine layer of brown then a fine layer of green. The clear case has a layer of controlled bubbles close to the coloured centre.
So much work in the base considering the ground outer obscures most views of the beautiful interior.
The base has a hole in it from where it was blown as a ball. The hole is effectively useless I think, too small for a pen, unsuitable for foliage. Any other ideas?
The whole measures 19cm and is weighty.