Kyohei Fujita - Design New York Thursday, June 9, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Kyohei Fujita studied at the Tokyo Academy of Arts and was employed by the Iwata Glass Company before embarking on a career as an independent glass artist in 1949. He is best-known for his glass boxes with ornate surface decorations, as seen in the following four lots. In 1989, Fujita was the only glass artist appointed to the Japan Art Academy, and in 1997 he was designated a National Living Treasure in Japan. Fujita’s works are held in the permanent collections of the Kyohei Fujita Museum of Glass, Matsushima, Japan; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

Property from an East Coast Collection


Kazaribako (ornamented box), "Dance of Flowers"

circa 1995
Blown glass with gold and silver leaf, silver-plated metal.
8 in. (20.3 cm) high
Underside incised Kyohei Fujita. Together with custom wood box inscribed Hand blown glass/box for decoration/Dance of Flowers to top of lid and with artist's signature to inside of lid, all in Japanese characters.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $9,375

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New York Auction 9 June 2016