Posted 6 months ago
This vase is by respected glass artist Shinichi Muro, and although it is quite different to my other Muro piece it shows his quirky style and glass making ability well.
The main body is from an aqua blue that has been overlaid by gold foil and then ribbed. Using a deep royal blue glass he has added a rim, stepped foot, and four scrolled handles. It all seems a bit over the top but the rich and intense decor of this vase seems pretty well matched by it's extravagant shape. It can actually sit quietly on the shelf but bursts into life with light shone on it or through it.
I think this vase has a very Japanese vibe to it with it's brocade-like surface and it's Meiji period shape.
It measures a nice 24cm (10in) and is signed to the base Shinichi Muro. I am not sure when this was made but am guessing around 2000 as it is not like his recent work.