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Japanese Kazaribako Glass Box Rare Hagoromo Kyohei Fujita

$ 20,000
  • Description
    A brilliant Kazaribako "Ornamented Box" made of glass by Japanese artist Kyohei Fujita (1921-2004) circa 1990s. The hand-blown green glass box features an unusual form in rectangular coffer slightly raised. Its thick glass walls are embedded with pink chucks of light-filtering crystal. The glass is further infused with crushed gold and silver leaves, shimmering under the light in mystery and glory. This specific ornamental pattern is relatively rare in the artist's repertoire and was called "Hagomoro" (Feathered Cloak). The rim of both the cover and the body was lined with sterling silver.
    Etch signed on the base. It comes with an original tomobako box with Kanji inscription on the lid that read "Hand Blow, Ornamental Box, Hagomoro". Under the lid, it was signed with the artist's name and red seal.
    Graduated from the Tokyo Academy of Arts, Department of Metal Crafts at nineteen. At twenty-six he entered the Iwata Glass Co. and resigned two years later to establish a career as an independent artist. In 1973, Fujita presented the “Japanese Iris” themed Liuli box (a type of glass). The box was made with a technically complicated decoration that results in the magical jewel-tones. From that point on, the name Kyohei Fujita became synonymous with “Liuli box”. They were the most ornate and magical Japanese boxes in the world.
    Reference: For a box with Hagomoro motif, see page 26 of the catalog "Kyohei Fujita Museum of Glass".
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Japan
    Period: 1980-1999
    Materials: hand-blown Glass, silver
    Condition: Good. Very fine condition. Old paper stickers residues on the bottom and inside (for orientation). Wood box has light wear.
    Creation Date: 1990s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Asian
    Patterns: Abstract, Animal/Insects, Geometric, Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 671301
  • Dimensions
    W. 8 in; H. 5.3 in; D. 5 in;
    W. 20.32 cm; H. 13.46 cm; D. 12.7 cm;
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