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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Kamei Osaka was an important company in the Japanese glass scene, primarily as a wholesaler and distributor of glass manufactured by a variety of different companies. The company went bankrupt around 2000 as a result of it's attempts to reproduce Satsuma Kiriko glass, an expensive proposition that did not succeed.

    This vase looks to me like it has been made by Tsugaru for Kamei, although by this stage the distributor was spelling it's name as Kamay in Romanji.

    It's an unusual shape for Japanese glass, being quite wide for height, although the foot and lip shape are very Japanese.
    The reason I think it may be Tsugaru Glass is because of the spatter and streak style, and the glass is very thin walled, but that is a guess, not fact.
    Like much late century Japanese art glass it has been sand blasted for a satin finish.
    It's very pretty, particularly with that all white foot.

    Height: 26cm

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    1. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 5 years ago
      Love the colors!
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 years ago
      lovely pastel shades of colouring nice piece Karen
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Love the shape and colours Karen! Very nice!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Mrs T, it's a nice mix I agree.

      Very pastel and soft, yes, thanks Malkey.

      A girly vase Judy? Whatever, thanks for the love.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I love a Japanese foot Lisa lol! Thanks for the respect, we all learn here on CW, and see things we otherwise may not, but it's nice to get thanks from you. I appreciate your comment!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      It is a fragile and delicate piece Ken, thanks for your love and comment, I always like to hear from you :)
    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Looks so Soft and muted with those colors......Beautiful !

      .....And I still recall how that one post of my Japanese Vase of Kamei Glass, That bought karen to show all her japanese Glass. I am so grateful my piece inspired you, and you have become the Teacher here on CW !!!

      You Teacher..............Me Grasshopper now!!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Hey thanks and all Rose!
    9. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Lovely lines.....with the top echoing the foot. Delightful colours too!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      it's a nice balance I agree Peggy, and the white foot grounds it well. Thanks mate!
    11. inky inky, 5 years ago
      What a pretty soft looking vase, the sort you want to keep touching..lovely!...:-)
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Penny, like cherry blossoms.

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