Posted 6 months ago
This vase was part of a bulk lot I bought from Japan and the photos of it were not very clear but I still was intrigued by it.
On arrival I really liked it. It's made from a stunning royal purple glass, thickly cased in clear and worked into a four sided shape with convex sides and a hot worked lip. On each side, at varying heights buttons have been added. The buttons are clear and have a dense gold foil layer over which has been layered more clear glass.
The quality is excellent and it is a beautiful and eye catching piece.
I had never seen this style before but considered it likely Sanyu. I was happy to find another recently still with it's Sanyu label, so yay me!
It's biggish of course, 21cm and around 2kg.