Posted 2 years ago
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.