|Brian Bowden | profile | all galleries >> Glass ORBits - Contemporary Art Glass Marbles and Other Art Glass For Sale! >> Yoshinori Kondo Marbles and Pendants For Sale >> #113: "Kaku-san" Size: 1.95" Price: $5,200||tree view | thumbnails | slideshow|
This is one of Yoshi's latest and greatest creations, featured at the 2016 Team Japan Show held in Vancouver, Canada. The precision of the dot work is almost too much to comprehend! It has layer upon layer of development, creating some of the most unique shapes you will see in dot stacking. Literally nobody does it like Yoshi does, and the tech he has come up with to create this type of pattern will blow your mind if you ever talk to him about it! The color combo is crazy sweet. And oooooh maaan, check out that opal stacking inside of this gem!! There is one central huge square opal in the very middle, with two more opals stacked on top of that on EACH side, for a total of 5 opals in there. You won't believe the fire and bling these opals have until you get this piece in hand - it is magnificent! Signed '16' with Yoshi's signature opal.
To showcase his amazing creations, Yoshi has created special boxes to ship, display and store the marbles in. The last two pics show one of these boxes, and it comes complete with a removable black felt base which the marble can rest on either inside or outside of the box, depending on where you want to place the base. There are two nice little black pillows inside the box which hold the marble in place as the box clicks shut. It is a heavy, extremely well-crafted box that is lacquered to a deep, shiny black finish. This box then comes inside another black storage box. The whole design is extraordinarily brilliant, bringing a touch of class to marbles that deserve it far above and beyond all others. Yoshi is an artist at the highest level of artistry, and he respects his work on a level like it truly should be respected. Please forgive the bright shining dust in the pics - some of those particles fought a tough battle in trying to cling to this beautiful box. The box is WAAAAY better in hand, trust me.