Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s
Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s
Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s
Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s
Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s
Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s
Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s
Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s
Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s
Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s
Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s
Narumi Glass Glass Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series att. Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s

Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Fantasy Series Rainbow Sommerso Handblown Abstract Bottle Vase, 1970s

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This beautifully sculpted and handblown work of Japanese art glass is attributed to the glassworks Sanyu, from the 'Narumi Fantasy' candy-like coloured series.

The form is superbly organic with five lobes wrapping around the abstract bottle form, making this piece very tactile and giving it a prismatic ability. The colour palette is seemingly complicated but is in fact composed of Fuschia pink, Summer Sky blue and Pale Chrome yellow. The colours have been blown in angled overlapping stripes within the magnifying clear exterior casing which opens up additional tones of green, purple and orange depending on which face of the vase is turned to. 

There is a further layer of hidden magic within this piece that becomes apparent when it is placed in the pathway of sunlight and surrounding surfaces light up from the refractions. The majestic size of this piece and the enchanting quality of the captured colours makes this piece suitable for display or lightly accented as a Ikebana vase.

CONDITION
Superb. No chips or cracks or damage, There is mild wear, predominantly movement marks on the underside of the base that is commensurate with age. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report.

MEASUREMENTS
Height: c. 12" / c. 30.5 cm tall x c. 3.5" / c. 9 cm diameter (across widest point) Rim measurements: c. 1.1" / c. 2.8 cm (across widest point). Base measurements: c. 3.1" / c. 7.8 cm. Unpackaged weight c. 2.4 kg / 2,365 g

NOTES
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.

A BIT OF HISTORY
Sanyu Glass Co. is based in Osaka, Japan and has been producing art glass since the 1950s. Similar to other better known Japanese glassworks of Iwatsu and Hineri, the quality and style is often mistaken for Murano and Czech glass from the same era.

Though knowledge of the Japanese glassworks is scarce in the Western countries, what is known is that the quality of Japanese art glass during the 1950s to the 1970s rivalled that of Murano, Scandinavian, and Czech glass production. Recognition has been relatively low and most pieces imported into the Western market are often simply marked with the word 'Foreign' or not at all. It is rare to discover pieces with the original glassworks or importing company's label.