Posted 5 years ago
I picked this vase up cheaply on Ebay here recently, and because it was close by even post was cheap. The photos weren't good and I thought there was a chance it was Japanese. Now it's here - nah, don't think so.
The blue is very un-Japanese, although beautiful with it's tinges of purple, and the glass is homogeneous with no clear case.
The diamond shape - no not seen that from anyone I know of in Japan, and the base is not ground as it should be, it has been flame finished.
It's mainly the hot working that puts me off however. Although effective the crimping is quite crude, with obvious tool marks, and large lumpy shapes. It doesn't seem Japanese at all to me.
Who did it? I don't know. I don't think it's Chinese either, so possibly Spain? Portugal? Mexico? What do you guys think?