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Soga Glass Company tall flashed/frosted glass lily vase

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Japanese Art Glass31 of 131Japanese late Meiji/Taisho era glass vaseMosaic glass by Takeshi Sano
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    Posted 10 months ago

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    This lily vase by Soga Glass Company is 9.75" (25 cm) tall. It has its original Soga label and also a UPC label from whichever American distributor imported it. The finish is partially crystal and partially sandblasted. For a brief period Soga made layered art glass, but eventually settled on crystal, flashed and sandblasted glass, and combinations of all three finishes. This vase is an example of all three finishes.

    I have been keeping my eye out for a good representative piece of Soga glass and had my eye on a couple of their signature fish plates and this vase several months ago. I made an offer on this vase which was declined and I chose to not pursue it. When revisiting the available Soga glass today, I found the price had been discounted and shipping on it was now free, so I made another, slightly higher offer and it was accepted. This is a fairly large, substantial vase and a good example of Soga's artistry. I may still add a Soga fish plate to my pile at a future date. I think this vase dates to around 2000.

    Soga still has a web site up, with some very awkward English text on it, but it has not been updated since 2006, so this company appears to be out of business. Some the the pages on the site are non-functional.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 10 months ago
      I have had no response to Soga when I contacted them Kevin so maybe they have stopped production.
      This is a beautiful example of their work and not one I have seen before.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks, Karen. Soga is sure acting like they are out of business. This is the only example of this vase that I have seen and I agree, it is a pretty good one.

      Thanks for loving my Soga vase fortapache, jscott0363, Karen, Vynil33rpm, Kevin, Watchsearcher, Jenni, aura, dav2no1 and blunderbuss2!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks for taking a look at my Soga lily vase Ben, Ivonne, Alfie21, Thomas and RichmondLori!
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 10 months ago
      So pretty, the colors are beautiful!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks for your comment Mrstyndall and for loving my Soga vase! It is a pretty large, imposing vase and very striking. I wish I could have flowers in it but I have cats, so that doesn't work here!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thank you Manikin and FreshAir!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks for your comment Pacem! It is a very pleasant vase. I am trying to buy only labeled or signed Japanese glass to document as much as possible. Knowledge about Japanese glass is pretty much a black hole as it has historically been undervalued by the Japanese as an artform.
    8. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thank you Vynil33rpm and SEAN68!
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 9 months ago
      The design makes you think of Spring!
      Perfect time for such a beautiful post!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thanks for your comment Eileen! It was definitely a fix for a color junkie like me!

      Thanks LovelyPat and Eileen!

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