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Japanese Art Glass4 of 183Kagami Crystal chopstick restsVolcanic ash hashioki by Kuniaki Kuroki
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    Posted 6 months ago

    kwqd
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    The flask is 5" high x 3" widest diameter and the cup is 2.5" high x 2" wide. This glass sake set is made of thin walled glass which has a flower design painted on a matte external finish with a glossy interior and is signed on the outside of the flask. I think the design is hand done but partially using a silk screen process embellished with hand painting and the application of gold foil. The technique may be similar to the making of a pochoir print.

    For an unassuming set, it is fairly complexly made. Both pieces are heavier than expected because the bases are very thick glass. If laid on its side the flask behaves like one of those old clown bowling pin dolls as it immediately rolls back onto its base. It was challenging to get an image of the bottom of the flask, I really needed a third hand to do it easily. The angle of the top of the flask in the images is not a distortion of my images, it is noticeably slanted.

    It also takes some practice to pick up and drink from the cup, due to the thin top and thick, heavy bottom. The first time I tried, I knocked it over and had to lick spilled sake off of my desk. Of course I didn't actually do anything so inelegant. Ahem. At any rate, I am practicing using this cup while I write this description. Full, the flask holds about four cups of sake.

    Not sure how this set was made or who made it.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Gorgeous delicate floral pattern, it's a beautiful set Kevin
    2. kwqd kwqd, 6 months ago
      Thanks for your comments, Jenni!

      Thanks for loving my glass sake set, Jenni, Blammoammo, BHIFOS, Kevin, fortapache, kev123, Vynil33rpm, Cisum, DRAG, mikelv85, Leelani, Drake47, vcal, jscott0363, and dav2no1!
    3. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 months ago
      very nice set
    4. oldtimer49 oldtimer49, 6 months ago
      sweet...
    5. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 months ago
      beautiful
    6. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks, oldtimer49!

      Thanks for your comments, kivatinitz!

      Thanks for loving my sake set, kivatinitz, oldtimer49, mikelv85 and Manikin!

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