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Sanyu kiriko ashtray

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    Posted 2 years ago

    kwqd
    (835 items)

    This ashtray is 4.75" in diameter and 2" high. It has its original label. It is fairly thin glass. This is the only example that I could find of a kiriko ashtray or other item by Sanyu, or Narumi. If not labeled, it would probably be identified as Bohemian. I did find a similarly shaped ashtray in blue, but the design of the glass relieve was different and it was just labeled "Made in Japan". I found many examples of free form Sanyu ashtrays. At least, I think this is kiriko glass. I have never cared much for kiriko glass so have not studied it to any extent. If this is kiriko, I think this might be an example of Satsuma versus Edo kiriko glass as the colored glass layer seems pretty thick. Maybe Karen can provide some input!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satsuma_kiriko

    https://web-japan.org/atlas/crafts/cra08.html

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Sanyu ashtray fortapache and Thomas!
    2. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Very pretty!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @Mrstyndall - Thanks!

      Thanks for loving my Sanyu ashtray Broochman, dlpetersen, Mrstyndall, Kevin, AnythingObscure and Ben!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for taking a look at my Sanyu ashtray Vynil33rpm and aura!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Sanyu ashtray Karen and Vynil33rpm!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you RichmondLori and MALKEY!
    7. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      This is way too pretty to snub out nasty cigarette butts in...no way!
      ( doesn’t look used, thank goodness)
      Love the color!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Ms.CrystalShip! I agree, no ashes will live in this bowl and I don't think it has ever been used for that purpose.
    9. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Sanyu ashtray Jenni!

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