Posted 4 years ago
Kamei would be one of the most recognised names in the West as makers of Japanese art glass from the 50s to the 90s. They successfully exported worldwide and although I have many Kamei works I am never overly excited by most of them. Don't know why, just aren't.
Anyway, this piece is pretty interesting, mainly because of the colours used.
I don't think I have ever seen slag glass the brown colour of this vase's ground. It's like a slightly off caramel.
The vase has been spattered with some orange, red, black, green and yellow and then given streaks of blue, white and black that have been pulled. A very Japanese set of handles have been applied in that unusual brown glass.
It's all pretty effective and so interesting!
There is a label on the front of the vase which is mainly illegible to me but the sticker on the base is a common Kamei one.
Whether this was made in Kamei's own workshop or by another workshop I don't know. Kamei were a wholesaler and I have many works labelled Kamei that I am sure came from other studios I can identify.
This may have been their own make.