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austrohungaro's loves571 of 3320Vase by Matsuura Akane Japan small bertil vallien paperweight
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This beautiful vase recently arrived from Japan and I think is indicative of the skilled glass artists at work presently there.

    Although art glass has a relatively short history in Japan, the manufacture of art glass for the Western market in the 60s and 70s started a whole new arts discipline, and Japan is now home to a number of worldwide respected glass art colleges and studios.

    Matsuura Akane is one of the many glass artists making a living in Japan today. Born in 1963 she appears to have worked in a number of glass studios before graduating in 1997 from Tama Art Studio. Today she works at the Azumino Glass North Studio and sells her works from a number of worldwide dealers. She has been exhibited at many National and International Arts Exhibitions and has been added to the collections of the Notojima Museum of Glass and the Corning Museum of Glass.

    This vase is so beautiful in it's simplicity but shows incredible skill in it's use of colour melding and casing.

    I know this is very different to other Japanese glass I collect but to me it is the continuing thread of Japanese Glass. I hope you like it!

    14cm high (5.5in) and about 17cm (6.5in) wide

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      very beautiful Karen!!!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thank you Sean for the love and comment!

      Thanks also to agh for the love.
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Well I think this is just superb! Spectacular modern glass!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      I'm not skiting here Kevin but I am really happy to have this piece.
      Just shows where glass can go - certainly has a bit of a Scandinavian influence.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      The colour choice is very subtle. So Japanese!
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      So elegant !
    7. Cpomedx Cpomedx, 7 years ago
      Damn that's nice.
      Lovely colour and contour.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love and comment Mike - as you know the Japanese are good at elegant.

      Thanks also Cpo - I agree it all works so well together!

    9. MacArt MacArt, 7 years ago
      sommerso and incalmo in one piece, really really nice!
      I see anything but simplicity there, maybe I just didn't get Your point :D
    10. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks MacArt.
      I guess I mean the glass is simple in it has no surface texture or mixing of colours.
      It is very clean in it's design.

      You're right, it is quite a complex piece when you think about the technique!
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Karen!!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love and comment Ken!

      Thanks also to for looking and loving:
      Slave to Glass (love your name!)
    13. inky inky, 7 years ago
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Soooo beautiful racer!!! Wow, This is a love-love it!!!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks SUP.
      Hits all the right buttons this one!
    16. cactuscorner cactuscorner, 7 years ago
      this is absolutely wonderful and the colors are amazing! Great photos as well!
    17. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      It really does! Amazing choice of colors...
    18. artislove artislove, 7 years ago
      like a lot of things from japan this is very different,a very exciting colour combination,love it!!!
    19. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      They certainly have an individual style that results in a different beauty!

      Thanks CC, SUP and artislove.
    20. Deano Deano, 6 years ago
      Love the shape and use of purple and green at the top. Very nice.
    21. IVAN49 IVAN49, 1 year ago
      Japanese have always had sophisticated taste for beauty,simple and never too ornate or over decorated.
    22. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      I agree Ivan and I appreciate you looking at my glass and commenting on it.

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