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'Shiro' translates directly to 'white', and indeed it is, as pure as the morning snow!! This is the first ever collaboration marble between Yoshi and Akio (Akihisa Izumi) and it is as elegantly beautiful as glass can ever be, pure flowing goodness. On each side of the marble you find a perfect example of Akio's amicello tech, tight delicate lines in Akio's own signature style of reticello. Those two amicellos are then surrounded by layer after scintillating layer of flawless Kondo craftsmanship, with pure white dots lined up and executed in perfection for days. And ALL of that is wrapped around a large fiery opal disc in the very center of the marble, gleaming in hot brilliance every which way you turn the marble. It is an incredible juxtaposition to the only other color used in the marble - white, the absence of color. One of the most amazing aspects of the marble is that controlled twist on the one end, as that little feature is in perfect harmony with every other feature of the marble. This is almost assuredly the most beautiful mono-chromatic marble you will ever see. Don't miss this chance to own the first collaboration between these two glass masters!!
Signed 'Akio 16' with Yoshi's signature 'YK' 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.