Posted 2 years ago
Kamei were a huge producer of art glass in post war Japan, and are one of the better known brands in the West because of their successful exporting program.
Yet they are still clouded in mystery for me. I have found very little history on the company and only know they were established around 1910, were based in Osaka, made and wholesaled their own and others glass, and went bankrupt in the late 1990s.
There is no doubt they made good glass.
I have had this vase a few years but never really appreciated it too much.
Now I really like it ! (have I grown up?)
It's a relatively common decor for Kamei and came in a number of colours.
I really like this red and white; the red is a beautiful rich colour and contrast so well. I like also that there is no blend where the colours meet so there is no pink to dirty the colour scheme.
Cased in clear and nicely finished with a polished base and hot worked rim.
Height 26cm (10in)