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    Posted 5 years ago

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    As you all know, when you collect something there is always the quest for the new, or different, or special. I often see rare and beautiful pieces during my internet trolling and one artist who has consistently triggered my want synapse has been Hee Noto Amemiya.

    I know very little about him or his work apart from the fact he is recognised in Japan as their greatest glass enameller and that his works are very collectable. I don't know who makes his glass blanks and they do vary in size and shape but are generally very traditional like this vase here. He hand paints all of his enamels and clearly his work is meticulous and artistic.

    He is recognised as adopting the techniques of Bohemian glass enamelling although I have not found a bio for him that mentions training there or elsewhere in Europe. His style seems to range from these very formally organised patterns to some looser designs yet they all have what I would consider a Japanese rather than European style to them.

    I particularly love the birds in this design and I was fortunate to acquire this one without having to work too much overtime. I would be working 24/7 to acquire my favourite design of his.....dream on....
    This vase is 28 cm tall (about 12in).

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      I love it - it's gorgeous!!!
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      It's a real beauty Karen I love enameled glass. The design reminds me of the "Arabesques" in India's art. :)
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      This vase is really, really lovely Karen
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie! Glad you love it.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Nailed it Mike - it is an arabesque pattern really, just a Japanese one. I have the term at hand now !!! Thanks :))
    6. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Judy. It is lovely and I appreciate your appreciation.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      That's a pretty fantastic vase Karen!! My holy grail would be a Louis Vuitton trunk. I'm still saving for one of those:)
    8. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Happy for you, Karen! It is so beautifully enameled! I wish you to obtain your holy grail, but this one may be the first step before :-))
    9. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      It's an amazing design, Karen. The birds are almost hidden.....only when I spotted the beak did I stop thinking their heads were flowers.......
    10. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      That looks like gold in the 1st pic at the bottom. I love it!!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      LV hey Scott! As you say we all have our most wanted (although TBH I have many!).
      Thanks for the love and appreciation :)
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Kyratango I sometimes think our Holy Grail should remain out of reach - we all need to continue striving I guess!
      Thanks for your commenting about the enamelling - i agree it is beautiful.
    13. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      It is very Bohemian Peggy as I'm sure you recognise, but he always seems to slip in something different. Now you have found the birds you can't un-see them! You are right about the design - I can only imagine the drawings needed before he starts on these.
    14. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      You are right OGF! I think it's just the afternoon light through the base but golden it is!
    15. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Beautiful enamel work Karen!
    16. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Rick
    17. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      A real beauty ! love it
    18. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Oh this is absolutely beautiful. And yes, he is very detailed, I almost can see him at work...I'll have to look up his work and guess at which one you are looking forward to ;) Gorgeous shape and color too! Great info Ms. K!!!
    19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Very pretty Karen, I love the enamelling.
    20. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Manikin. Happy to hear from you!

      Sue you may not find much on him, his work doesn't seem to have much following outside Japan. Thanks Miss S!
    21. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      It is wonderful work, and thank you Jean.
    22. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Karen, I don’t get out of “vintage jewelry” enough! The work on this glass takes my breathe away! Imagine the hours/ days it took to paint this. What patience!!
    23. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      I have to wonder how you stumbled onto this old post Eileen but I'm glad you did and have commented.
      I have some more Amemiya Hee Noto works now and like this one they are beautifully and painstakingly painted.
      Thanks for looking and loving, I really appreciate it!

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