Posted 5 years ago
This bubbly vase is very much an example of southern Japanese glass and comes from Ryukyu Glass Okinawa.
I can't always tell, but there is often quite a style distinction between glass from the south and north of Japan, possibly because they are culturally different.
Southern glass is often bubbled and for want of a better word, quirky.
The colour graduation here, the narrow cylinder, the intense colour, and the appendage, are "southern".
What's the appendage for?
It may be a loop for hanging but probably not.
A handle? Probably not.
It just IS.
25 cm (10 in)