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Liuli box by Kyohei Fujita - I have one at last!

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    Posted 3 years ago

    racer4four
    (615 items)

    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!

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    Comments

    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      very reminiscent of daum glass art
      what a true treasure karen
      a bright star light piece of glass
      i,m ever so glad you have been richly rewarded in your quest
      xxxxxxxx
      all the very best malkey
      1412
    2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Malkey, I hope you are traveling well.
      I sure am please to have this beauty!
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      How lovely is this Karen! Well done on finding something you have wanted for a long time......feels great doesn't it:))
    4. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Absolutely gorgeous box, the colors & pattern are amazing, & congrats on finally getting one
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      WOWZER, KAREN !!!!
    6. Anik Anik, 3 years ago
      That truly is a beautiful box, Karen. What a great addition to your collection.
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Karen, isn't it nice to see your cake, and then get it too! B^Q
      Very Nice, and Very Lucky You! :^)
    8. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      Karen,The box is amazing!Another sample of Japanese creativity.
    9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Jude. It does feel great indeed!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Of course you have something lovely to say Jenni! I appreciate your happiness for me :)
    11. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Kevin - yeah
    12. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Anik we all have that one piece, this was mine. Lots of sales of lesser glass to cover it's cost!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      A rich and yummy cake Bill. Thanks mate!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      It's very Japanese I agree Ivonne, and thanks for our appreciation!
    15. artfoot artfoot, 3 years ago
      Congratulations - you got a gem!
    16. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Oh, Karen, I'm so happy for you to get this wonderful piece after desiring it so long!
      And very glad to see it here too :-))
      It makes me think to Klimt too!
    17. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Congratulations my friend! :-)
      Isn't it just the best feeling to get that special, longed - for piece at last?
      This box is sheer magic...looks like it could contain a tiny universe...I am imagining that it holds all the beauty, pleasure, & kindness that one could possibly dream of...a wee prism of paradise!
    18. jbingham95 jbingham95, 3 years ago
      These are both fascinating and beautiful.It’s like winning the lottery when you find something you really want that’s hard to find.Hopefully now you will find some more.
    19. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Harry, I'm sure you know how influential Fujita has been.
    20. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      It has a very impressionist look I think Pascale, and Klimt too with it's dotty beauty. Thanks for being so happy for me!
    21. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      IL, it's taken years and lots of searching for one I could afford, in the meantime watching prices go up and regretting others I missed. I am over that now, and this one is perfect for me.
      I keep holding it and opening it and like you say, putting thoughts inside. You get it. Thanks.
    22. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Jim, great comment. I can hope for another one day, but am so content now and forever if I don't.
    23. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      Proof positive that the best things come in small packages.......WOW!
    24. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      A little wonder indeed Peggy.
      Hope the move is complete and is working out well. Yeah, I'm sure there are still some boxes of glass to unpack! :))
    25. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      Thanks, Karen, I'm liking it here and I'll be getting back into glass once I've set up a photo corner :)
    26. raven3766 raven3766, 3 years ago
      This is gorgeous!
    27. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks raven :)
    28. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Are you okay karen ?? Just wondering as we miss you !
    29. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      OK thanks Rose, I've been away. Got home to a lovely gift, thanks! Be in contact soon. :)
    30. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Beautiful little thing. What a find!
    31. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      You really have to raise your hands in high praise to someone who can create like this. The design alone is magnanimous and the shape is true beauty. I am so happy you got this incredible creation !~
    32. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Phil for admiring it and being so happy for me!
    33. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      You are welcome. You are an amazing collector !~

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