Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Rainbow Sommerso Abstract Cacao Pod Vase, 60s-70s

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This sculpted and handblown work of Japanese art glass is by the glassworks Sanyu, from the 'Narumi Fantasy' series characterised by its candy and jewel-like colour palette.

The form is superbly organic with 8 tactilely defined ridges creating a form that is like that of an abstract Cacao Pod. A very tactile piece, the curves and arches provide a beautiful prismatic ability. The colour palette of this series only contains the 3 colours of Tourmaline pink, Topaz blue and Citrine yellow and as these tones sweep up the sides of the vase, they are magnified and overlapped in the clear exterior casing creating many additional tones such as peach, green and purple.

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 enchanting quality of the captured colours and the uniqueness of being handblown makes this piece suitable for display or functionally, as a simply accented Ikebana vase. The additional rareness of this particular piece comes from a mostly intact and legible original 'Fantasy Glass' label on the body of the vase.

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  • Dimensions: Height: c. 7.1" / c. 18 cm tall x c. 4.8" / c. 12.3 cm diameter (across widest point) Rim opening measurements: c. 1.8" / c. 4.5 cm (across widest point). Base measurements: c. 2.4" / c. 6 cm. Unpackaged weight c. 1.4 kg / 1,410 g
  • 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.
  • Fabric Content: Glass
  • Vendor Colour Code: MULTI
  • Vendor Style Code: 1311181121
  • Andrews SKU: 6106-0045
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