Kaleidoscope - Pino in Cobalt Blue by Yasuko Nakazato
Pino is a gorgeous new handcrafted glass kaleidoscope by Japanese artist Yasuko Nakazato
The kaleidoscope body features two round pieces of textured cobalt blue slumped glass soldered together with a decorative silver lattice around the sides. The shape of the kaleidoscope is reminiscent of a high end perfume bottle.
The turning and sliding clear glass object cell is attached at the top with silver rings. The contents include lampworked glass objects featuring shades of blue, yellow and white and hints of pink and green. A unique feature of this kaleidoscope is the ribbed glass rod used for the third mirror creating a permanent 3D 'column' extending from the center of the mandala imagery, which is then repeated in the full field view.
The scope measures 4-1/2" wide by 1-1/2" thick and stands 5" tall.