Purple kiriko lidded bowls (Satsuma glass method)

  • Edo period to early Meiji era, 1844-1887
Purple kiriko lidded bowls (Satsuma glass method)

These lidded bowls are made with glass tinted light purple, a color that is rare in glasswork. The beauty of the cut glass design seen upon lifting the lid of one of these bowls is astounding. The set represents one of the highest quality works in the lineage of Satsuma kiriko hand-carved glasswork.