Posted 6 months ago
I have had this apple for quite a few years now, one of those pieces of glass I acquired from Japan just because I liked it. Lots of my glass is purchased for research so for me to buy a piece just from want is not necessarily a common occurrence.
I don't know who made it although there are a few suspects swimming around my brain. As with quite a lot of Japanese glass it is unsigned.
Made in a paperweight method it has coloured glass flowers encased in clear. The clear glass has been worked into an apple shape, given a stalk and a skin of tightly spattered green glass. After blowing there has been some serious grinding and polishing to make the two flat sides from what was once a sphere.
It's a happy and delightful piece of glass and one that is often commented on by visitors. Maybe that's because amongst all of my other glass the green really pops, and it is a familiar object compared to some of the more "difficult" glass objects here.
It's a pretty big apple, around 1kg and 16cm high, and would test your arm strength and teeth if you wanted to bite it.