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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Kyohei Fujita (1921-2004) is considered one of Japan's greatest ever glass artists, and is the only one to be recognised as a Cultural National Treasure. There is a museum dedicated solely to his work in Miyagi Prefecture, and his glass appears in many major galleries world wide.

    Fujita is best known for his Venetian influenced latticino vases and bowls, and his richly decorated glass boxes. His works regularly sell for many thousands of dollars, and even though this vase is a very simple work of his, I am happy to have been able to buy it at a price affordable to me (it was cheap really).

    Clear glass with a faint dark tinge, yellow spatter, very Japanese shape. Like much of his work it has been either acid finished or sand blasted for a matte effect.

    The last two photos are examples of his later and more ornate works.

    Vase height: 22cm

    If you are interested I will post a link in comments for a short biography of Fujita.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    2. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      Glass boxes are extraordinary.The museum must be great.BTW ,Have you ever been to Japan?
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      The boxes are awesome, and he made many of them of different styles. They are very desirable objects; I would have to go in debt to buy one :(
      I haven't been to Japan Ivonne (yet). I am planning on going in about 2 years - still saving and trying to make some contacts over there.
    4. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      Good luck!
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      The vase has a lovely shape and surface. The colour has delicate, attractive tonal differences, but I get what you are saying. I also think it is a common plight for most collectors!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      True Peggy. Thanks for the comment!
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      I love the box Karen, its decoration is over the top! Obviously, he used the burst foil as the main decoration on the lid, but he was smart enough to just use a minimal amount of the broken glass rather than allow it to overpower the piece.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      His boxes are glorious Rick, and one of Japanese glass' most wanted pieces. Some are very dainty, some are very plain, and some are more florid like the one shown here. I'm waiting to win the lottery to own one lol.
      My vase is early I think and one of the plainest pieces I have seen from his hand. Still his however, so I'm happy about that!
      Thanks for your interest and comment :)

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