Large and thick blue glass Kazuribako decorated with gold.
The Japanese master Fujita is one of the great glass artists of our age, well-known to art conoisseurs worldwide for his exquisite boxes with lids. At the age of eighty, he was still modelling glass both in Japan and on Murano Island near Venice, where he created his works of art. He also made moulds for smaller art objects thus evolving into finer shapes and colours. This artistic work dates back to the early 1980s.
It is a unique object which brings together two cultures and two peoples: Japan – expressed in the shape and the decoration in gold which recalls ancient lacquered boxes – and Italy – with Murano glass technique recognised and studied all over the world.
Yokohama Museum of Art, Hasegawa art Gallery, Kyohey Fujita Museum of Glass, National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Musée des Art Deécorative, The Louvre, Paris, France.
Sizes: 13 x 20 cm.
Condition report: Excellent with original wooden box