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This very special, VERY large marble from Yoshi was featured as one of 5 marbles in the prestigious 'Counter Culture' glass exhibition at the famous Habatat Gallery in Florida in 2014. Yoshi was the only marble artist invited to exhibit in this show, another nod to the fact that he is the greatest marble artist in the world today. The marble is pictured in a special 55-page beautiful booklet that was printed to commemorate this original glass exhibition, and a copy of this booklet will come along with the marble.
'Egao' translates to 'smiling face', and as you study the marble you will see many smiling faces staring back at you. The detail in this marble is intense and as controlled as ever, and layer after layer of glass precision is manifested here. The marble is flawless, one of the greatest marbles Yoshi has ever made, and it is a testament to the magnificent wonder of his ability. There is a large hexagonal opal in the very middle of the marble, with circular and square opals stacked on top of that, on BOTH sides, and then one side also has Yoshi's signature opal on top of all that. To truly see the magnificence of these opals (so hard to capture in pics), please watch this Youtube video that Yoshi created which really shows them off: YouTube Yoshi It is one of the top few largest marbles Yoshi has ever created, the largest I have ever sold, and when you get it in hand, it will absolutely BLOW....YOUR....MIND!!!! It is signed with a '14' in ti pen on the outside to denote the year.