Posted 3 years ago
I think this vase has been made by Kitaichi Glass from the island of Sapporo in Japan. The company started as a lamp making enterprise over 100 years ago, and now makes a wide variety of art glass.
The intense colours of the ground of this vase make it glow, and to me the orange tones are so very Japanese. The glass has been cased and the surface etched to satin, with the graphic sitting in gloss relief.
Initially I thought the work on this vase was a form of fine cameo, but now I think it has been enameled with the design.
It's quite large at 23cm high, and heavy, around 3kg.