Posted 2 years ago
This vase is 9.5" high x 5" wide. The inner layer is amethyst with a thick clear layer over it. The bottom has a ground and polished, concave finish and the edges are ground flat. There are a few cream colored inclusions in the glass. It weighs 4 lbs 7 ounces, a fair sized hunk of glass. The seller claimed it is Murano. A nice hunk of glass, regardless of who made it. After looking at many images of Narumi/Sanyu glass, I found only one image in a Japanese auction, which ended long ago, of an identically formed and labeled vase. Since the auction data appears to be gone, I could not compare sizes, weights, etc. The vase in the image was multi-color, but one of the colors appears to be the cranberry color of my vase. Unless one vase is an outright copy of the other, I think they are by the same maker, so calling this vase Sanyu/Narumi Fantasy Glass.