Posted 3 years ago
It appears to have been made to be an ashtray but this glass bowl is roughly the size of a rockmelon - clearly the makers provided for heavy smokers.
It has a shape and finish not unlike some Murano bowls from this 50s/60s era but is fully stickered up as Japanese.
Fantasy Glass and Island Craft are both brand names of Narumi Glass, also known as Sanyu Glass.
Take a pick - all from the same place.
It is quite thin walled; blue glass (in a colour I call Sanyu blue) has been cased in an iridised white. The blue shows through a little to give a gentle blue colouring to the outside. It's all very calming.
Nicely ground base.
This turned up in it's original cardboard box, surrounded by pristine original wood shaving packing material.
I think it only came out of it's box after 50 years or so to be photographed.