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A very royal vase from Sanyu

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    Posted 2 months ago

    racer4four
    (615 items)

    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.

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    Comments

    1. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 2 months ago
      What an amazing thing (as in it looks like it should have another use than just a vase), the buttons remind me of the tone holes on a saxophone.....part of a bulk lot eh Karen can't wait to see more!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 months ago
      BEAUTIFUL VASE !!!
    3. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      A regal beauty with a fabulous button design, very intriguing & original - Karen your glass collection is ever lovelier
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 2 months ago
      Intriguing from every angle as well as beautiful, Karen. One of your best!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      It's a beautiful piece, thanks Bernard.
      My life is known as "Japanese Glass In Bulk". Some rubbish, some lovelies, some okays.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Thanks our beautiful Sean xx
    7. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Ah Jenni, thanks. I am fortunate, as are many of us, to own some lovely pieces.
      I was intrigued when I first saw this hovering in the back of the photo and so happy it is more beautiful than I thought.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      It's hit my top 5 for now Peggy but as you know we swing around in our taste.
      It's an interesting piece that works so well. Sometimes the Japanese experiments don't work well for our Western taste but this one does. I've not seen prunts done like that before.
      Thanks as always.
    9. inky inky, 2 months ago
      Gosh! that is!! unusual Karen, I love it, so different!...
    10. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Ta Inky, queen of beautiful glass!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Karen,
      This is incredibly beautiful!!!!
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      Gorgeous find !~
    13. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Thanks so much Scott!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Phil, you know gorgeous, so I'm thankful for your comment!
    15. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 months ago
      Beautiful!
    16. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Thanks Ms Lamp!
    17. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 months ago
      Inky, I'm glad you caught this. Thought of you as soon as I saw it.
    18. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 months ago
      Wow, purple and gold beauty!
    19. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      Purple is such a regal color...
      This vase is most intriguing, absolutely beautiful Karen!
      Quite a score in a “lot”!
    20. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Thanks MrsT and Eileen. It was a gamble to get the lot but it turned out well.

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