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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Labelled Kamei but I think this has been made by another glass house and sold by Kamei.

    Kamei were a wholesaler of glass as well as makers, and particularly in the later decades of last century they seemed to have focussed on wholesaling.

    This style of glass seemed to have developed in Japan from about 1970, and although the technique was not a new one (thanks Italy), the colours and shape used can only have come from Japan.
    That gourd like body with the narrow neck and rim is such a Japanese shape. And the colours......who else would do it like that?

    I have now identified this vase as made by Kaoru Okawa, glass artist who has worked at Tsugaru Vidro.

    This vase is in my favourites pile.
    I must admit the FP is large.....and growing.

    Height 25cm (10in)

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    1. Ivonne Ivonne, 8 years ago
      Great proportions,unobvious colours and precision - it looks as an idea of a vase.
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      somewhere over the rainbow!!
    4. NevadaBlades, 8 years ago
      Very deceiving....... Looks like there's every color imaginable,....... but there are actually only 4 colors, each separated by a black border. Clever, those Japanese! [;>)
    5. Deano Deano, 8 years ago
      Looks like Ribbon Candy, but better!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the love everyone.
      I see I have bashed you with enough Japanese glass that you really get it!

      Many thanks:
      Ken and
    7. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      Ooh looks like the French candy called "berlingot"
      Stripes are so neat, beautiful!
    8. Trey Trey, 8 years ago
      Beautiful colors:)
    9. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      Thanks a humbug, as we call them.

      Ta Trey
    10. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 8 years ago
      LOVE this too! Reminds me of the county fair lights you see at night and get all excited. :)
    11. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      That's such an awesome description OGF - I get that! Thanks.
    12. westred westred, 8 years ago
      Another AWESOME piece from Japan! You have enlightened me....
    13. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      Thanks Westred.
      Japanese art glass has been seriously underestimated and ignored by the West.
      They are talented and creative, and have their own very individual style.
    14. Alan2310 Alan2310, 8 years ago
      Make me become dazzling, great find.

    15. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      Thanks dear Alan
    16. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 8 years ago
      i knew it was yours as soon as I saw Osaka!

      It reminds me of licorice...tango licorice...
    17. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      Thanks Anne - so good to hear from you. Licorice allsorts is so right!

      Been thinking of you and all your travails - F@#$@%# illness!!!
    18. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 8 years ago
      yup f**k!!cancer???!%$
    19. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 8 years ago
      Oh this is so awesome, the sheer pleasure of this piece for itself, especially seen overall and in that second photo. Couldn't be more exquisitely Japanese if it tried! Superb!
    20. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      It's a Japanese exemplar! Thanks Katherine.
    21. Tahiti1 Tahiti1, 7 years ago
      I love this, it matches my paperweight!
    22. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      It sure is similar Tahiti. A difficult process to make these stripes so well. Thanks for visiting!
    23. Tahiti1 Tahiti1, 7 years ago
      So Jealous racer4four, where can I get me one?
    24. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      I actually source much of my glass from Japan, Tahiti, and this was one directly from there. I'm not sure where you could get one in the West!
    25. Parkerhouse, 7 years ago
      WOW! This is awesome.
      Judy P
    26. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Wow! I missed this two years ago! Glad I didn't miss it this time around and I love, love your hippo!!! How cute is that? This whole year has just flown by! Another one bites the dust ;)
    27. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks Judy! It's a special piece.
    28. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      I'm channeling hippo at the moment Sue. This one's much cuter!
      Glad you like my vase. Have a happy 2018(sheesh! 2018!)
    29. IronLace IronLace, 7 years ago
      I missed this one too (wasn't around here 2 years ago). I think I've seen this same stripe in a paperweight...with a Murano attribution, of course. It's stunning! Appeals on so many levels, the stripes, the muted pastel colours, the satin's all good...

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