Posted 5 years ago
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).