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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Another offering from the Japanese glass company Sanyu, circa 1980s.

    If there is one thing I have found in my interest in Japanese art glass, they love their metal inclusions!

    Particularly from about the 80s on, they have really liked including silver and gold flecks, and to this day much of their art glass will include gold nets or sheets.

    This is a pretty vase in pink, cased in clear with clear ribs, and silver inclusions.

    Not too big at 22cm (8.5in) and a measly 1.8kg.

    Honesty time: My mind is being muddied by Japanese glass and at times I am having trouble deciding which is Hineri, Sanyu, Marti or Kamei. l'horreur! or katakana!
    Like Bohemian glass of early last century I think there has been so much transfer of style and artists that if there is no sticker I probably should just label some of it "Japanese"!

    I'm pretty sure this is Sanyu though!!

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Really pretty!!!
    2. lourdes lourdes, 7 years ago
      I was thinking how pretty also !:)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks Sue and Lourdes. She is pretty!
    4. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 7 years ago
      Don't worry you are not alone in having a muddy mind, you can add French glass to that list. This month I found two pieces that blew a couple of my theories clean out of the water! Back to the drawing board.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks William, I feel better hearing that! At least you can speak and read French!
      Japanese translation can be very iffy and at times I don't understand what I'm reading. Here's a description of a bowl I recently bought:
      "I think successor since no Irasshara, works as "Ueno Glass Studio" is also, and leaves little in the market. Color of Aya Kon-filled is especially beautiful, this compote is, has become a luxurious goods. It is not transmitted easily in your photo, it is preferable to have seen is actually the really beautiful. (Some errors please forgive me. Because it is an amateur measuring) about 21 in diameter, about 7,3 cm in height magnitude We will clean the entire only using a little 1 to 2 degrees. But thank you those who can understand the fact that Distressed. Please see the self-introduction before a bid."

      And I basically understood that one. History of glass companies? Struggle!
      Like you said, we develop theories about items and makers based on experience, and then it is destroyed by one piece! I hope all of this thinking is staving off dementia, although a lot of the time the glass struggle dements me!!
    6. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 7 years ago
      Google translate has a lot to answer for! I admire your courage in buying items that have an uncertain history, although that means you can buy based on whether you simply love the object without preconceptions. I keep returning to the items I bought because I loved them, they remain my favourites, even though I know now they are perhaps inferior to other pieces in my collection. I think beauty should win every time over provenance or value, keep doing what you are doing, some of your latest postings/purchases are stunning in their own right regardless of who made them. W.
    7. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 years ago
      Wow,,Gracay2004 ,this is such good comment, completely agree.
      I just start collecting glass(pretty addictive)now I am more selective
      but when I like, i don't mind who make it, I just love it.
      Racer, I am not CW member, at the time you post this, another's great one
      I love it
    8. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Hi Karen:

      Just wanted to say I see some resemblances in these by ( Murano) "GIULIO RADI" ( or he was influenced by Japanese ). Just wanted to mention that to you as an FYI.

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