Posted 7 years ago
I've had this vase a few years now and have only very recently identified it as Japanese.
To be honest, for ages I thought it Czech, but I have learned heaps about Japanese glass in the last six months or so, and yep, even when I didn't know it was Japanese it pulled me in.
This is likely Kamei:
Purple glass - check
Thick clear casing - check
Casing has been ribbed and twisted - check
Ground base - check
Thick hot finished rim - check
It's not very big at 17cm (6.5in) but heavy 1.2kg