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Narumi/Sanyu Fantasy Glass ribbed vase

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Japanese Art Glass39 of 72Kurata for Mikasa pillow vaseNarumi/Sanyu Fantasy Glass ribbed vase
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    Posted 9 months ago

    kwqd
    (646 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 an 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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    1. Newfld Newfld, 9 months ago
      Really beautiful vase, fabulous blended colors
    2. iggy iggy, 9 months ago
      Yeah, love the colors!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 9 months 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, 9 months 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, 9 months 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, 9 months 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, 9 months ago
      Thanks for loving my Narumi vase Anik!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 8 months ago
      Thanks so much MALKEY!

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