At first glance, this beautiful piece appears to be the Czech Josef Hospodka abstract tulip vase, however, linger your glance for a short while longer and you'll see the difference in the detail, all of which will tell you this is Japanese Art Glass. The petals at the rim are rounded instead of sharp and flame-like, there is a distinct pleat between each petal and finally, the body of the tulip is more slender. The colour palette of sharp Cobalt blue diagonally flowing into the warm Citrine yellow before the final clear casing is also characteristic of Japanese art glass craftsmanship.
To bring out the hidden magic in this piece, just place the vase in the pathway of sunlight and watch the surfaces light up with blue and golden yellow from the refractions thrown.
A BIT OF HISTORY
The quality of Japanese art glass during the 1950s - 70s rivalled that of Murano, Scandinavian, and Czech glass production, however, recognition was relatively low and most pieces imported into the Western market were often simply marked with the word 'Foreign' or not at all. It is rare to discover pieces with the original glassworks or importing company's label.
Superb, no chips or cracks, vase bears wear commensurable with age such as movement marks on the underside / base of the vase.e. There a a few minor bubble inclusions (trapped air bubbles) which were formed during the crafting process. Please do see photos as part of condition report.
c. 11.1" / 29 cm tall x c. 5" / 15 cm diameter across the rim (base diameter is c. 3.1" / 8 cm)
Unpackaged weight c. 2.9kg (hence the price of postage)
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.