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    Posted 4 months ago

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    Japanese glass artists have been using the pate de verre technique since the late 19th century and their art is often quite different to works from other countries, and with very fine details. However this vase I recently received is a conundrum.
    The seller advertised this piece as made by Masamichi Hashiguchi. The problem I have is I cannot find anything about a glass artist with this name and I have found no other Japanese pate de verre glass in a style like this.
    I do believe the vase is Japanese made, despite it's European style. The gourd is a very Japanese motif.
    The vase came with a signed tomobako and artist bio but I am yet to get them translated. It appears he was born in 1948, was based in Kyoto, and stopped making glass circa 2000. I hope to get more from the translation.
    Throw in any ideas you may have, anything will help me from here.
    Thanks all.

    Height 20cm

    Some great work by Loetzforever and Ozmarty has provided more info.
    See their comments below.
    CW people are the best!

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      Sensational vase Karen, gorgeous color blend and intriguing beetle that enhances its natural beauty
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 months ago
      I do love the beetle, she attracted me immediately Jenni!
      Thinking of you for the next weeks of waiting, then recovery.
      Go well. Xx
    3. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      She's really a beautiful beetle and it's a lovely touch. Thanks K for your kind encouragement I'll be fine, chose the simplest way so no worries, will email you after
    4. IronLace IronLace, 4 months ago
      Wow, this is amazing, Karen!
      The soft, muted pastel colours, the wonderfully quirky gourd shape (I love glass that is somehow figurative) & that groovy beetle = pure magic!
      Good luck with solving the mystery of the artist, too, sounds intriguing...
    5. Loetzforever Loetzforever, 4 months ago
      Im Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf gibt es eine identische Vasenform von der Firma Daum aus dem Jahr 1910. Diese wurde in einer kleinen Serie hergestellt, Inventar Nr. P 1975-55. Leider ist dieses Museum zur Zeit wegen Renovierung geschlossen. Ich denke, daß es sich bei Ihrer Vase um eine Neuinterpretation dieser Daum-Vase von diesem Japanischen Künstler handelt. Siehe auch Hilschenz-Mlynek/Ricke 1985, Kat. Nr. 87.
      In the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf there is an identical vase made by the Daum company in 1910. This was produced in a small series, inventory no. P 1975-55. Unfortunately this museum is currently closed for renovation. I think your vase is a reinterpretation of this Daum vase by this Japanese artist. See also Hilschenz-Mlynek/Ricke 1985, cat. no. 87.
    6. Loetzforever Loetzforever, 4 months ago
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
      The story develops. Congratulations, KAREN !!!!!
    8. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 months ago
      Hi Karen ...this is what Ive found ...

    9. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 months ago
      Masamichi Hashiguchi
      Profile :
      1983 Established a glass workshop (Kanegahama, Hyuga City)
      1992 Dispatched from Hyuga City to Stuttgart, Germany for training
      1994 "Glass Japan Exhibition" / Heller Gallery (USA)
      1997 "Japanese Contemporary Studio Glass Exhibition" 1998 Invited to submit
      to "Japanese Modern Glass Artisan Exhibition" (Finland)

      1983 Established Pate de verre Glass Studio
      1992 Studied Stuttgart in Germany
      1994 "Glass Japan"Heller Gallery, NY
      1997 "Contemporary Studio Glass from Japan", Sweden
      1998 "Japanese Contemporary Glass", Finland
    10. racer4four racer4four, 4 months ago
      Wow many thanks Marty and Loetzforever, that information is so helpful.
      I know you both looked at the thumbnail and thought Daum! so had a look, and wasn't that a good thing :)
    11. racer4four racer4four, 4 months ago
      As the bio now shows Masamichi Hashiguchi spent two periods in Germany and I would think his style developed as a result of that influence.

      I am grateful to Loetzforever for taking the big step of finding the Daum piece which has been a very close model for Hashiguchi.
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
      Mates !!!!
    13. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 months ago
      Hi Karen , Did you see the image of a similar piece on the link I posted?
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 months ago
      I have recently found myself not caring much for bugs as I went for my morning coffee only to find a scorpion in the bottom of my mug!!! I took a pic, but erased it!!! Lol.

      But now n to your item. I have to give you credit for how I see Japanese art glass and credit you with the bit of knowledge I do have, and I'm far from being an expert. But... On one of your recent posts, I was trying to find info for you. Two things here. And this first one doesn't count cuz for the life of me, I can't remember ATM what it was I was looking for. But my point is, the name you used, I could only find a female, and yes, she was or is a brilliant glass artist. The other name, which I thot to be a first and last name, was referred to everywhere as meaning "Studio". So, I did put the name here in Google but nothing at all came up. Not unusual as most of my research is still within the Native American tribes. So, are you positive this person you are looking for info for sure a man? And here's a little thing I have found that serves me quite well. When looking for something, instead of spending hours and hours, I put in the info, look for maybe 20 minutes, give or take and just move on to something completely. In a couple days, I put info in on my subject again & you wouldn't believe the results!!! It's almost like I fell into that pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!!! Give it a try to see if it works.! ;) Xoxo
    15. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 months ago
      shareurpassion, the person ( Masamichi Hashiguchi ) is a male ,there is a photo of him on the link I posted above and a similar piece of glass.
    16. kwqd kwqd, 4 months ago
      Great piece, love the bug! Sounds like he may have had an unfortunately brief life..
    17. inky inky, 4 months ago
      Love everything about this, Karen..shape, colours used and especially the bug, and! what wonderful post to read with everyone’s input..
    18. racer4four racer4four, 4 months ago
      Thanks Marin and Inky.
      I know, aren't the people here fabulous! Taking the time to research and provide info.
      The glass is nice too......
    19. racer4four racer4four, 4 months ago
      Kevin, yep mates.
      How good are they.
    20. racer4four racer4four, 4 months ago
      Marty I did, and it is in the same very Euro style.
      The Japanese love French and Bohemian glass and there is lots there, so I would imagine Hashiguchi hit a good market with his works.
      Again, thanks for your help!
    21. racer4four racer4four, 4 months ago
      Hi Share!
      I know what you mean about putting things aside for a while, and I have noticed that search engines prioritise things differently.
      I am getting better at Japanese names so was pretty sure that Masamichi was male, but as Marty's link showed yep, there he is.

      Bugs, awesome, we need more and so many are being lost.
      I guess one in your coffee is not so great!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
      This is over the top amazing!! A very stunning piece Karen!
    23. racer4four racer4four, 3 months ago
      It’s a very cool piece Scott and I love the look and feel of pate de verse.
      Glad you liked it too, and many thanks for your comment

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