Posted 5 years ago
Very interesting decor on this vase and I have never seen anything similar from anywhere else in the world.
A black ground has been spattered with large blobs of red, yellow and brown glass. It has been lightly cased in clear with metal inclusion (mica?) and the metal has been varied in pattern and intensity.
It won't be to everyone's taste, I get that, but you have to admit the Japanese have been happy to try the different, and make decor decisions based on their culture and no-one elses.
This decor was a series for Kurata and I have seen it in a number of different shape vases. They have all been large works.
I don't know what the artist's text is on the inside and outside of the co-box lid.