Sep 24, 2015

Red and White Plum Blossoms

Red and White Plum Blossoms


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Fujita Kyōhei 藤田 喬平

(Japanese, 1921-2004)

Mold-blown glass, with enamel, gold and platinum foil and silver

Overall: 18.8 x 30 x 24 cm (7 3/8 x 11 13/16 x 9 7/16 in.); Lid: 9.3 x 29.9 x 24.2 cm (3 11/16 x 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.)

Gift of the Kyohei Fujita family and the Thomas R. Riley Galleries 2004.148.a



Kyohei Fujita is an artist who uses the blow mold technique of shaping glass by blowing it into a preformed mold, creating boxes that fit together perfectly. These boxes are elaborately decorated and often utilize gold leaf to enhance the surfaces, referencing antique Japanese boxes.

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