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Offline Baked_Beans

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Rather lovely buttons wouldn't you say ? See other items for sale to see other examples of this superb work !

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Mike


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Re: An interesting glass artist from Japan producing lampwork buttons !
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 03:42:00 PM »
I have a couple mini pw's from this artist, as well as a couple of buttons. Beautiful work.
Shipped fast and well packed.
Alexander
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Re: An interesting glass artist from Japan producing lampwork buttons !
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 11:13:16 PM »
wow!  What would you attach it to?  Cardigan?  Jacket?  Would you have a set of five?   :o  Fabulous!
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Re: An interesting glass artist from Japan producing lampwork buttons !
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2010, 12:19:26 AM »
I don't have any garments worthy of such buttons  :cry:

Any chance of a photo of your mini paperweights & buttons  Alex ?  :mrgreen:     :cheers:
Mike


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Re: An interesting glass artist from Japan producing lampwork buttons !
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010, 02:56:52 AM »
I've noticed (and admired) this artist's work on eBay for a while now.  I hope Alexander will post photos too!

Lily :)

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Re: An interesting glass artist from Japan producing lampwork buttons !
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010, 04:30:39 PM »
Here are a couple of pics of the paperweights, quite rough as I haven't photographed them properly yet, these are from cellphone camera.

The paperweights are 3 cm wide so quite small.
Alexander
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Re: An interesting glass artist from Japan producing lampwork buttons !
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 02:10:39 AM »
Alexander, your paperweights are charming!  I love the beautiful pastel colors.  Very peaceful to gaze upon indeed.  Am I correct in saying these pretty buttons and weights are by a woman artist?  At less than one-inch, they are tiny treasures!  I appreciate your photos.

Lily :)

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Re: An interesting glass artist from Japan producing lampwork buttons !
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 06:45:12 AM »
Thanks for posting the shots Alexander. Wonderful ! I just can't get over how tiny they are . Each flower just a few millimeters. How difficult must it be to get such detail working on a tiny scale like that ? I'm hooked ! :sun: Thanks again ,Mike.
Mike

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Re: An interesting glass artist from Japan producing lampwork buttons !
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 09:48:56 AM »
Am I correct in saying these pretty buttons and weights are by a woman artist?  At less than one-inch, they are tiny treasures!  I appreciate your photos.

Lily :)

Hi, I really don't know :)

The artists name is Fujie Kawata.

I seem to recall that the buttons have a long tradition in Japan as ornamental buttons for formal dress.
Alexander
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Re: An interesting glass artist from Japan producing lampwork buttons !
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 02:28:44 PM »
These gorgeous buttons arrived from Japan over the weekend and I just had to take some photos and post them here . They were sent so quickly and beautifully packaged. They are only 2cm in diameter ! Just superb ! The last three pics are of the same button.
Mike

 

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