Kaleidoscope - Stella in Black Fremont Antique Glass by Yoshiko & Takeo Matsumoto
For this handcrafted kaleidoscope, the Matsumoto's selected a beautiful Fremont Antique Glass. Fremont is an American manufacturer of unique, high-quality antique glass hand-blown by craftsmen, and longed for by glass artists around the world.
The gorgeous glass has a shiny black base enhanced with slivers of colorful glass throughout it. The sheet glass has been slumped to shape and then soldered together to form the scope body.
This kaleidoscope features an internal 2 mirror system producing an amazing 11 point round mandala against a black background. The top of the kaleidoscope houses the rotating liquid object cell filled with lamp-worked glass pieces including dichroic glass, textured and decorative glass pieces.
This handheld kaleidoscope measures approximately 7" tall by 2" in diameter at the object cell end.