Posted 7 years ago
I purchased this vase from Japan and was advised by the seller that it was produced locally but he could not remember the maker.
Cameo glass has been popular in Japan for a long time and I see a lot for sale there.
The typical Galle copies and derivatives are evident but so are many others, like this one.
It's a very attractive sand worked glass vase and very well made.
For me it has a very Japanese shape and the style and scale of the picture feel Japanese too.
It is unsigned and has no sticker.
I can't be sure who made it, although it may be another vase by Joetsu Crystal as they have long produced quality sand blasted glass. However cameo style glass is produced by a number of well respected Japanese artists.
Truth is though, it may not even be Japanese!
Height 24cm (9.5in)
I am now sure this is Japanese, and the style is very Kitaichi, so I am now attributing this to the northern glass house of Kitaichi.