Tsuchida Yasuhiko (b. 1969) Osaka, Japan/ Italy
Art glass mosaic technique vase 1999
Overall matte finish art glass vase with an elaborate mosaic technique inset with red rectangular patchwork sections and blue murrina jewels all on a chocolate brown body with a black glass foot
Marks: Tsuchida Yasuhiko 99, 77
For more information see: Tsuchida Yasuhiko, exh. cat., Franco Schiavon (Murano, Italy: Palazzo del Vetro, 2000).
Provenance: Pauly & Co. Venice
H: 4 3/4″ x Dia: 5 1/8″
Yasuhiko Tsuchida was born in Osaka, Japan in 1969. In 1988, soon after graduating TSUJI Culinary Institute, he left Japan to explore food and art in Paris. Since 1992, he has lived in Venice, Italy. Tsuchida has been making glass work in Murano Island since 1995, and next year assumed the office of art director at Schiavone Glass Co. Ltd. In 1996 he presented a glass sculpture entitled “Bamboo Collection” with Japanese motif of bamboo. The work was highly acclaimed, which gave him a chance to start to hold solo exhibitions around the world. In 2000, Tsuchida became a member of the board of directors at Venetian Glass Institute, and a chief director there in 2003. In 2004, he won Honorary Technique Prize in Düsseldorf, Germany, and in 2008, received Award of Contribution to Cultural Promotion from Grosseto city, Toscana. In the same year, he represented Japan at International Open Exhibition of Sculpture, and won the Grand-Prix. In 2010, Tsuchida was invited to the Issei Miyake “IM10” Project Competition, and held a solo exhibition at Lorusso Gallery, Andria, Italy. Tsuchida continues to exhibit in many solo shows around the world.
JEAN BAROL (1873-1966) France
MONTIERES (founded 1917) Montieres-les-Amiens, France
“Celestial Star, Planet and Comet” iridescent vase c. 1920
Earthenware in a spherical form with four flanges in an overall purple, red, blue, green, gold iridescent glaze
Marks: Montieres (inscribed in the glaze, near the Saturn)
H: 6 1/4″ x W: 6 1/4″ x D: 6 1/4″
HARRY ST. JOHN DIXON (attr.) USA
Floor vase / planter / umbrella stand c. 1920
Richly patinated handwrought copper in a cylindrical flared form with an extruded and squared foot element, classic San Francisco style copper lap over edge seam going up one side of the vessel.
H: 13/4″ x D: 11 1/2″ x W: 11 1/2″
Harry St. John Dixon, brother of artist Maynard Dixon and Dirk van Erp’s first apprentice, celebrated coppersmith in the Bay Area.