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Art Glass6507 of 19823Durand King Tut Coupe c.1925Great Find
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    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.


    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Beautiful..very delicate and shell like. Can't imagine the horror of snuffing out butts in it. However some tempting sweets of your choice would be very nice. :)
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      Who would ever put out cig in this piece ? Its gorgeous!!
    3. NevadaBlades, 3 years ago
      nutsabotas6 >>> The Japanese would. It seems they have less appreciation for their own creations than you or I would, preferring instead GAIKOKU SEI SHOHIN (foreign-made goods), particularly French and Italian-made goods. [;>)
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      'Sanyu Blue' ..... I love it !!!!

      You are fabulous, KAREN !!!!!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      beautiful blue Karen!!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Ken and Mike.
      I know right? Who would sully this with butts!!
      Thanks Guys, glad you love it.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Blade I have gathered that.
      Japanese glass in Japan seems undervalued, except for a handful of artists, most now dead.
      Lots of Baccarat and Lalique is sold there for silly money for what is sometimes simple pressed glass. Filigree Murano is pretty popular too.
      Thanks for the info!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      LOL Kevin! If you ever see Japanese glass with that blue, it's probably Sanyu.

      Thanks mate..
    9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Sean - no blue days to come your way.
    10. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      lol Karen ...... a fellow Lalique doubter!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Indeed Peggy.
      I get old Lalique - it truly is special.
      Newer? A sellout generally.
    12. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      Well this is so beautiful, the wonderful shape, the color combination, especially that incredible blue -- I especially like looking at it through the inside, it rests the eyes and the mind. So pristine! :)
    13. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 3 years ago
      Love the blue, Karen!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Hey missed this comment earlier Katherine.
      Thanks - well said! It is a calm and beautiful piece of Japanese glass.
    15. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love and comment Leah. It is a lovely blue.

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