Posted 3 days ago
This ashtray is 4.75" in diameter and 2" high. It has its original label. 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 at Bohemian. I find many examples of free form Sanyu ashtrays, though. 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 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!