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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Far East (excluding China) => Topic started by: Wayne on October 31, 2011, 12:49:50 PM

Title: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: Wayne on October 31, 2011, 12:49:50 PM
This is something I've been meaning to post for a while as an ID request.  I think I might have just found the answer while researching something else.

A range of glass vases + bowls with multicoloured swirls:

(http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl01.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl01.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl02.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl02.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl03.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl03.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl04.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl04.jpg)
(http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl05.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl05.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl06.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl06.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl07.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl07.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl08.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl08.jpg)
(http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl09.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl09.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl10.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl10.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl11.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl11.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/thumbs/multiswirl12.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/glassmessages/multiswirl12.jpg)

Some links to ebay items from this range in different colours:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Beautiful-Murano-Type-Glass-Vase-9-220mm-/200666091108
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MURANO-SOMMERSO-RETRO-ART-GLASS-VASE-/380379335778
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LARGE-MURANO-SOMMERSO-ART-GLASS-VASE-BOWL-/380375799505
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STUNNING-MURANO-SOMMERSO-ART-GLASS-VASE-/380375797493

If you look at all the pics + links, and get a feel for the glass, would you agree that they are all the same make as this one with a label?

http://antique-rasisa.com/SHOP/NW0273.html

If so, then they are all by Kamei Glass, of Osaka, Japan.
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: Lustrousstone on October 31, 2011, 01:28:07 PM
More examples? Possibly
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,39612.msg219403.html
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,36487.0.html
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: Wayne on October 31, 2011, 01:38:45 PM
They do seem to have the same kind of look about them don't they?  I can't find much info about Kamei Glass online, but I did find this page about one of their designers, Kazuyo Hashimoto, although it looks like she was only there for two years:

http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/H/Hashimoto/Hashimoto.htm
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: ahremck on October 31, 2011, 02:33:50 PM
They are not very well documented I concur.  The amber vase is definitely Kamei - and identical on in another colur with label appeared on the local Ebay.  The red/blue vase I assume is also Kamei because the patterns of triangles and the base are identical to the amber vase.

Ross
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: Wayne on October 31, 2011, 02:59:00 PM
Interesting range so far, looks like they could give Chribska a run for their money!

Here's a labelled vase + bowl set, apparently 1950's:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kamei-Glass-Vase-Osaka-Japan-Signed-/190528943921
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: yulia on July 18, 2013, 05:44:11 PM
I have one vase at home, bought it some years ago in the thrift store, and never could understand who did it. but now I think probably it is KAMEI?
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: langhaugh on July 19, 2013, 01:28:28 AM
More likely to be Chinese, I believe.

David
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: yulia on July 19, 2013, 01:29:54 AM
 :(
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: kane_u_pain on July 19, 2013, 04:27:29 AM
I have one vase at home, bought it some years ago in the thrift store, and never could understand who did it. but now I think probably it is KAMEI?

Kamei did do similar glass like this one here though as well...
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: Lustrousstone on July 19, 2013, 06:29:09 AM
No pic?
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: Wayne on July 19, 2013, 07:09:00 AM
Could possibly be Kamei, here's a similar-ish vase with label:

http://pinterest.com/pin/449515606526736730/

http://pinterest.com/pin/449515606526736731/
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: kane_u_pain on July 19, 2013, 08:33:18 AM
Not saying it is a Kamei Glass piece though.

But they did do this type of Glass though as per Wayne's pictures and similar the piece I saw the other week, which was more colourful like Yulia's piece.
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: yulia on July 19, 2013, 04:43:05 PM
Not saying it is a Kamei Glass piece though.

But they did do this type of Glass though as per Wayne's pictures and similar the piece I saw the other week, which was more colourful like Yulia's piece.

I saw the same vase as mine on ebay, and it was called murano))
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: kane_u_pain on July 20, 2013, 09:14:06 AM
Does it have a label?

The link?

Ebay attributions are not worth anything unless it has a label...
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: yulia on July 20, 2013, 01:33:56 PM
I saw it last year. of course it's not murano.
I think probably Japanese.
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: Fuhrman Glass on July 20, 2013, 01:51:55 PM
I have a few pieces of Kamei that are labeled Kamei America. There was at least one US artist that designed for them and maybe more  that I think develop things solely for the American market. I can't remember that artists name at this moment, but it may come to me. One of the pieces I had was similar in shape to one of those shown and had a lot of green aventurine in it. The one I have sitting in my display case at present looks more like a "tortoise" shell coloration.
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: yulia on July 20, 2013, 01:56:20 PM
please, show your vases)

I try to find any information about this company, and nothing!
are they still working?
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: ahremck on September 03, 2013, 11:43:00 AM
Some more Kamei glass.  This item is on Ebay but I got permission to bring the image across.

Dear meyross,

Hi Ross,
Thanks for taking the time to message me. Sure feel free to post the images there. I'd like to know more about this vase. If you could send me the link when it's up, I wouldn't mind reading it. Feel free to make an offer still, if you're interested.
Regards,
Miranda
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From: meyross
To: carpenters_collector
Subject: Other: meyross sent a message about Vintage Retro Glass Vase Japanese Kamei red green orange yellow 60s coloured #190895290224
Sent Date: 03-Sep-13 17:14:34 AEST
Dear carpenters_collector,

Hello C-C,
I belong to a blog called the Glass Message Board where a wide variety of people help each other identify glass. As soon as Murano or Japanese items lose their paper marker - by far the most common form of marking it becomes almost impossible to identify them. What I would appreciate is your permission to put you Photograph of this great item up in an appropriate section of the blog. Our rules say that the owner's permission is required. I already have a number of nice Kamei items or I would be very tempted to try for this one. Hoping you are willing to give me the OK.

Ross
- meyross   




Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: antiquerose123 on September 26, 2013, 12:43:11 AM
Here is a Pic of my KAMEI Glass Vase...............with label that was posted here on the Board in 2012

Here is a link to the post  * Click HERE *  (http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,47897.0.html)  and discussion.

It is still one of my Favorite pieces!!  ;) 

I just loooooove the colors!!!!
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: yulia on September 26, 2013, 01:01:03 AM
it's something incredible! :)
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: Wayne on September 26, 2013, 06:51:39 AM
Wow nice vase Rose!  Would you mind if I added your pics to my Kamei Glass Pinterest board?
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: antiquerose123 on September 26, 2013, 08:05:37 AM
Wow nice vase Rose!  Would you mind if I added your pics to my Kamei Glass Pinterest board?

Sure Wayne, you can upload it and just put down ROSE.  It has such amazing colors on it , doesn't it ?

Wayne -- Do you think this post  *Click HERE  (http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,42110.0.html) is also Kamei?    I just added a note/reason to that post there for you to see as why I think it is also.  See that post......Thanks

Night...
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: Wayne on September 26, 2013, 03:48:43 PM
Cheers Rose, it does indeed, and I think would easily be mistaken for Czech if not for the label.  I had a look at your link, I think it could well be Kamei, hard to say for certain of course.  It has some similarities to this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEAUTIFUL-KAMEI-GLASS-MULTI-COLOR-ART-GLASS-VASE-OSAKA-/300941136370
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: kane_u_pain on September 26, 2013, 10:13:39 PM
Stunning piece rose! What does the base look like? Just for my interest.

Looks to be an earlier piece of there work as well and very well done!

Ross, did you end up buying that piece?
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: antiquerose123 on September 28, 2013, 06:41:18 PM
Stunning piece rose! What does the base look like? Just for my interest.

Looks to be an earlier piece of there work as well and very well done!

Ross, did you end up buying that piece?

Here you go....better large shots.........plus BASE shots

yeah I think older, as it has good wear on the base.....I am thinking maybe 1960's Maybe??  What do you think for age?

Thxs
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: antiquerose123 on April 15, 2014, 05:08:00 AM
Thought I would Add this post here too -- as it does have a JAPAN label on it.

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,41509.msg230504.html#msg230504
Title: Re: Japanese Kamei Glass
Post by: aps58 on March 28, 2017, 10:16:20 AM
Now have two in my collection, one with a label. Both pretty much identical designs. The one on the right is 210mm tall x 185mm wide and 85mm deep. The other is 180mm x 155mm x 125mm. Does this help to clarify the manufacturer?