Japanese Art Glass

Notojima Art Glass Paperweight Rabbit


Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 2-1/2”h x 2-0”w x 2-1/2”l  

Offered is a wonderful three-dimensional black/purple bunny with white spots. It has long tapered ears, expressive eyes and nose, and a curly tail, (scut). The colored spots are on the exterior of the glass the overall dark color on the interior wall of the glass, with the major portion left clear which can only be seen when held up to the light. This animal figure is from glass specialists at a glassworks called Notojima, where they create original handmade glass sculptures that are exquisite in form. When visiting the shop we were told that ”the best moment in glassmaking is when the glass artist can share their creations with somebody else and can pass a little of the excitement to other people”. 

They all practice the alchemy of glass balancing on the fulcrum of form and function, producing handcrafted glassworks by phases of blowing, grinding, cutting, and burning the glass in a kiln; achieving her geometry with trial and error. The piece is etched with the makers identification.

Condition: Excellent original condition with no breakage.