1960s Japanese Multiglass (FTG) Clear, Blue and Green Art Glass Baluster and Scroll Work Vase

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1960s Japanese Multiglass (FTG) Clear, Blue and Green Art Glass Baluster and Scroll Work Vase
1960s Japanese Multiglass (FTG) Clear, Blue and Green Art Glass Baluster and Scroll Work Vase
1960s Japanese Multiglass (FTG) Clear, Blue and Green Art Glass Baluster and Scroll Work Vase
1960s Japanese Multiglass (FTG) Clear, Blue and Green Art Glass Baluster and Scroll Work Vase
1960s Japanese Multiglass (FTG) Clear, Blue and Green Art Glass Baluster and Scroll Work Vase
1960s Japanese Multiglass (FTG) Clear, Blue and Green Art Glass Baluster and Scroll Work Vase
1960s Japanese Multiglass (FTG) Clear, Blue and Green Art Glass Baluster and Scroll Work Vase
1960s Japanese Multiglass (FTG) Clear, Blue and Green Art Glass Baluster and Scroll Work Vase
1960s Japanese Multiglass (FTG) Clear, Blue and Green Art Glass Baluster and Scroll Work Vase
1960s Japanese Multiglass (FTG) Clear, Blue and Green Art Glass Baluster and Scroll Work Vase

THE ITEM

This serene work of handblown art glass is by Japanese glassworks Multiglass (previously known as FTG glass, full name Fukuoka Glass).

The form is the classic baluster that has been enriched with subtle detail. An elegant band of scroll work at the base of the neck and encircling the body, are gentle ridges. The added detail creates an excellent canvas for light refraction and as can be seen in the photos, the subsequent effect of the layered swathes of cobalt blue and emerald green dancing in the light is stunning. 

A BIT OF HISTORY

Unfortunately little is known about Fukuoka Glass, at least this is the case in the Western world. FTG glass was founded in the Fukuoka prefecture in the Northern shores of Japan's Kyushu Island with a history of over 80 years in art glass. 

The glassworks specialised in handblown vases, tableware and ornaments using their own technique of multi layering glass, very similar to Murano's Sommerso technique. Their skill and technique won them the Grand Prix in Paris in 1937 and designation as Fukuoka's special craft product since the late 1980s. FTG glass was renamed as Multiglass since the early 1960s. 

CONDITION

Excellent, no chips, cracks or signs of use. There is negligible age-wear that is commensurable with age - please see photos as part of the condition report. Vase bears original Multiglass 'M', 'Made in Japan' paper label. 

MEASUREMENTS

c. 10.4" /  26.5 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 4.7" /  12 cm in diameter (across bodys widest point). c. 4.3 /11 cm.

Unpackaged weight: 2.4 kg / 2,385 g

NOTES

Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.