Gilded square shaped cut-glass bowl with plain diamonds on sides, Harumi Baccarat［Reproduction］
Harumi Baccarat's representative plain diamond cut.
The simple square cut faceting was inspired by the traditional Edo Kiriko pattern.
Among them, this square bowl, molded from this Chinese Wanreki bowl, is one of the most iconic pieces of Harumi Baccarat.
This piece is a reissue of the original ordered by Tojiro Harumi in the Taisho period, reproduced decades later.
Due to its popularity, Harumi Baccarat has been reissued several times, but this one is probably from the first reissue when Harumi Shoten's predecessor, the sixth generation, was in charge.
On the back, there is a laser engraved mark of Baccarat and the year and edition number "36/50 1984".
When this square bowl was first made, it seems to have been made as a mizusashi (pitcher) with a lacquered lid.
This piece also comes with a lacquered lid.
The faceted surface, cut so sharply that it feels painful to touch, is still present in the reissued version.
It gives a sense of coolness.
The rim is gold-plated and formed into a bow shape.
In contrast to the sides, the bottom has radial cuts.
It is indescribably dazzling to see the diffuse reflection of the facets when light shines through.
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