Posted 2 years ago
Since I started collecting Japanese glass I have wanted one of these glass boxes by Kyohei Fujita (1921-2004).
Fujita was awarded the order of Person of Cultural Merit in 2002 by the Japanese government as a recognition of his stellar glass creativity and career.
The most treasured of his works are these glass boxes, known as Liuli boxes, which he started making in 1973 and continued making until his death. They encompass traditional Japanese aesthetics with contemporary glass making and the decorations are representative of natural beauty.
Fujita made these boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and there is also variation in decor. Some have metal collars inserted at the join, this one does not.
Pictures cannot express the ethereal beauty of this box; it shimmers and moves in your hand.
A small box 5.3cm x 5.3cm x 9cm, in red and white plum blossom decor.
*Note the photos here are from the seller, they are so much better than mine were! One thing I have noted about Japanese sales sites is the high quality of the photos. Best in the world I think!