*Yoichi Ohira, Murano Italy 1996 "Crescita" decorative vase in Lattimo White Art glass
Rare vase designed by Yoichi Ohira (1946-).
An unique one-of-a-kind piece of Art-Glass, created at the Murano island, in Venice Italy, back in the 1996. This wonderful and rare vase has been rafted in blown Lattimo Bianco (milk white) glass with applied crescents decorations of glass sprouts at top. Embellished at top with a reticcelo pattern and the lateral decorations are carefully treated with a battuto finish.
Designed by Yoichi Ohira and crafted by the Venetian glass maestro (maestro vetraio) Livio Serena.
The height measure is 6.5 inches (16.51 Cm) and the diameter is 5.25 inches (13.35 Cm).
It is etched at the base, with the artist cipher cartouche and signed, "YOICHI OHIRA Mo L. SERENA 1/1 UNICO CRESCITA 1996".
Yoichi Ohira, was born in Japan in 1946, presently lives in Venice, Italy, was born and raised in Japan. He graduated from Tokyo's Kuwasawa Design School in 1969, and moved to Venice in 1973 to study sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti.
Ohira began working with glass on Murano at the Centro Studio Pittori nell'Arte del Vetro di Murano (commonly known as the Fucina degli Angeli) in 1973. In 1987, he was offered the position of artistic director at Murano's de Majo glassworks, where he worked with some of the island's most accomplished and talented glass masters.
In 1992, Ohira left de Majo and entered on a career as an independent artist. In 1993, he began working with the Muranese master glassblower Livio Serena. In 1995, the master glass cutter Giacomo Barbini joined Ohira's artistic team.
Literature: Gable, Murano Magic 2004, pp-191, illustrated.
Provenance: Odetto Lastra; a Miami important art-glass collection.
An important piece in perfect condition.
INVENTORY REF: D0000CENN/.1111