This catch-all features a Japanese good luck Daruma Doll screen printed in red enamel onto opaque cyan blue glass, then fused in a kiln to about 1400 degrees. Glass is then cold worked, returned to the kiln to slump into final shape to about 1250 degrees. Daruma dolls are typically paper mache, and purchased on New Year's Day at Buddhist temples. When purchased, the figure's eyes are both blank. One chooses their goal or wish and paints in one of the figure's two eyes. Once the desired goal is achieved, the second eye is filled in. Daruma is closely associated with a beloved Japanese proverb, Nana korobi yaoki, which states, “Fall down seven times, get up eight”.
This dish is screen printed, kiln formed glass, 4.5" square and about 1/4" thick, slumped into a sushi-style mold making it about 3/4" high at the corners. Catch-alls are great for tossing your coins and keys into, hold rings and earrings, candles, soap, make cute appetizer plates, great spoon rests and decorative accents. They are food safe and we recommend hand washing, though they can go in the dishwasher (we like the China cycle for glass).
This design is part of a series and has other matching housewares! This comes packed in colorful tissue, please let us know if you need a gift box.