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Japanese Art Glass103 of 141Kurata for Mikasa pillow vase"Made in Japan" opalescent vase #2
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    Posted 2 years ago

    kwqd
    (877 items)

    This vase is 6.75" high x 4" widest diameter, not labeled or marked. Not huge by Japanese standards. The bottom is concave and the edge has been ground and polished. This base treatment is very similar to other Narumi pieces in my collection. This vase is also very similar to other Narumi vases posted on CW, but is in one of their more common color combinations, green and orange. I have no doubt that this was made by Narumi. The question which will likely never be answered (by me) about this vase is which Narumi line name was it made under: Sanyu Fantasy Glass, Island Craft, other...?

    It was identified Kamei Osaka glass by the the seller, but Kamei Osaka did not make glass, they were just an exporter of glass made by other companies. Kamei has become a catch all term for unlabeled glass which was possibly made in Japan. Some of the glass identified on ebay and Esty as Kamei could well be Bohemian or Italian, not Japanese, at all. I am not yet seeing any Chinese glass which could be confused with vases like this.

    https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/155590-island-craft-japan-vase-by-sanyu-narumi

    https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/242953-sg-brand-glass-vase

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Really beautiful vase, fabulous blended colors
    2. iggy iggy, 2 years ago
      Yeah, love the colors!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @Newfld - Thanks Jenni! I've been looking to something with these colors. This one has a small scratch but the price was right.

      @iggy - Thanks iggy! Me too!

      Thanks for loving my "Kamei" vase AdeleC, iggy, aura, artfoot, Nicefice, Ivonne, Kevin, Jenni, fortapache, Thomas and Vynil33rpm!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @Newfld - Thanks Jenni! I've been looking for something with these colors. The remind me of Thanksgiving! This one has a small scratch but the price was right.

      @iggy - Thanks iggy! Me too!

      Thanks for loving my "Kamei" vase AdeleC, iggy, aura, artfoot, Nicefice, Ivonne, Kevin, Jenni, fortapache, Thomas and Vynil33rpm!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      There has been a lot of discussion on the Japanese Glass page on facebook about these vases.
      I am sure they are Narumi Fantasy Glass.
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @racer4four - Thanks Karen! I will be posting a better image of the bottom, soon. It is exactly the same as on several of my other Narumi pieces, concave bottom with the edges ground flat. Too bad I don't/won't use FaceBook..... Dying to have a good conversation about Japanese art glass.

      Thanks for loving my Fantasy vase bracken3, blunderbuss2 and PhilDMorris!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Narumi vase Anik!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much MALKEY!
    9. apostata apostata, 2 months ago
      this is for sure narumi , mid 70 ties instead of the 60 ties,nice combination good condition ( of course it is deadstock ) well done

      waki
    10. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for the information, waki!

      Kevin (the other one)
    11. apostata apostata, 2 months ago
      They can,t assess this on facebook really ?, actually i don,t believe it , the only discussion is , is this deadstock , end of discussion , nice peace
    12. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      I don't use FB so maybe the Japanese glasses group there has accepted Narumi/Sanyu as the maker. Everyone else seems to have done so...

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