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    Posted 1 year ago

    kwqd
    (783 items)

    "Swirly vase" is a technical term. :P This vase is 10.5" high x 6" wide. It is a large heavy vase. There are gold flecks in the rim of the opening. The colors are shades of purple. The bottom is flat ground and polished, but shows wear, so I think it has some age. I first thought it might be Murano due to the gold fleckage (another technical term), but another collector suggested it might be Canadian Murano AKA Chalet Glass. I did find one other example of this vase on ebay, including the gold fleckage, but it was smaller and simmer, 8" x 5". This leads me to believe that it is a design that was reproduced to some extent by a glass maker, not a one off. I like that it has a sense of motion to it and the gold flecks seem to accentuate that motion. Research opportunity. Any comments on who the maker may be, age, etc., are most welcome!

    Here is the other example of this vase that I found:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hand-Blown-Two-Tone-Red-and-Gray-Twist-Glass-Vase-with-Gold-Flecks-at-the-Neck/222634863712?hash=item33d6126c60:g:gJ4AAOSwPyBZrg0n

    Now thinking it is probably Japanese after looking at a lot of glass. Maybe Sanyu... Not confident enough to put it in the Japanese Art Glass category, but enough to put it in my personal Japanese Art Glass collection...

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Where’s KAREN P ??? might be Japanese too .....
    2. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      @vetraio50 - Yeah, Karen.. Where are you?

      Thanks for loving my swirly vase Watchsearcher, fortapache and vetraio50!
    3. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Beautiful swirl vase & lovely colors
    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      @Newfld - Thanks for your comment Jenni!

      Thank you artfoot and Newfld!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thank you aura!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thank you PhilDMorris!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      It is so gorgeous Kevin.
      The shape is a bit Iwatsu but the colour is Sanyu.
      I don’t know who or when, I just know it’s wonderful.
    8. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      So, if Sanyu and Iwatsu had a baby.... Thanks Karen!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Here is the other example that I found of his vase, smaller, slimmer, worse bottom, but definitely same maker. This one has more wear, too..

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hand-Blown-Two-Tone-Red-and-Gray-Twist-Glass-Vase-with-Gold-Flecks-at-the-Neck/222634863712?hash=item33d6126c60:g:gJ4AAOSwPyBZrg0n
    10. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comment and for clicking for my mystery vase renedijkstra!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      While doing some research on Sanyu/Narumi, I found this vase with wings. Same concept, different execution....

      https://aucview.aucfan.com/yahoo/e147568553/

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