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Author Topic: ID help: Bowl - Triangular form - Blue. ID = Kumiko Nakajima  (Read 944 times)

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Interesting bowl acquired last year.
No doubt of Australian production.
Flame polished pontil mark.

Cryptic K or maybe arrow mark engraved with 02 [assuming 2002]

With regards to the 'arrow' mark, it does not appear to be the same style as per last image of square base vase posted here.... or is it the same maker?

All suggestions or leads on mystery ID appreciated, as always.
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Re: ID help: Bowl - Triangular form - Blue
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 10:28:04 PM »
I don't recognise the signature. I can only remark that your two items were made around 30 years apart, and don't seems to share much styling, so it is probably unhelpful to connect them.

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Re: ID help: Bowl - Triangular form - Blue
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2016, 10:37:01 PM »
Let's make that 20 years apart...

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Re: ID help: Bowl - Triangular form - Blue
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 01:13:53 AM »
Kumi (Kumiko Nakajima) I believe.  Some photos of a piece I own.

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Re: ID help: Bowl - Triangular form - Blue
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 02:48:17 AM »
Thanks for the lead on that Ross. 

I can see the possibility of what you suggest.
 The single letter K is a bit 'shorthand' and cryptic to work out alone. I thought a slight chance an even more cryptic 'arrow'. Point taken Trevor - I didn't really understand of the date range Robert marked his so.  More on that in confirmed ID thread.

Form is very different to your bowl, but that can mean little for some artists.

If Kumico, can we assume Australian production with a 2002 date?

Was late and computer a bit muddle headed when I posted [bit slow, random, script error message prone now in fact] and I omitted sizes.

Diameter: 370mm if regarded as a 'clipped' disc.  If not,
Sides: 300mm 320mm, 350mm
High: 85mm
 
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Re: ID help: Bowl - Triangular form - Blue
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 03:01:51 AM »
The 2002 date is questionable. Her CV online says in 2002 she was an undergraduate student in Japan in "art planning", not finishing her bachelor degree until the following year. It also says she learnt glassblowing 2003-04 in Japan. Her Jam Factory time was 2007-08.

So I suggest if it really is hers, it was probably not made in Australia.

She has a web site with contact facility. Ask her.
http://www.kumikonakajima.com/

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Re: ID help: Bowl - Triangular form - Blue
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2016, 03:21:10 AM »
 :D You sniped me on reply there Trevor!

Yeah, I've just had a look at her web site and Bio page would suggest 2002 is too early, unfortunately.

http://www.kumikonakajima.com/bio/

Attempted contact her for any info on this mystery item.


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Re: ID help: Bowl - Triangular form - Blue
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2016, 04:23:52 AM »
My bowl is undated so its date is uncertain.  Why are you so certain of its Australian production?

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Re: ID help: Bowl - Triangular form - Blue
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2016, 04:46:19 AM »
Have doubt now.  :D

Really only an assumption based on found here [most of what I have found locally has been of 'local' production and that it's weight and form being typical of Aus. art glass, I suppose.

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Re: ID help: Bowl - Triangular form - Blue
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2016, 06:39:28 AM »
Most times that is fair assumption - unfortunately glass travels some times quite long distances.

Some examples

(1)   A paperweight bought in Bright, VIC some years ago by Josh Simpson a well known US artist.
(2)   Another Paperweight by Michael Bang(of Holmegaard) bought in an op-shop in Melbourne.
(3)   A small vase by Don Richardson(also USA) bought in the bazaar on Philip Island.

Ross
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