Sanyu Glassworks Narumi Rainbow Sommerso Gathered Pleats Statement Vase, 60s-70s

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

The form is superbly organic with the 10 lobes of the vase gathered into 5 pairs to create the pleat effect, making the piece very tactile and providing an exceptionally prismatic ability. The colour palette only contains the 3 colours of Tourmaline pink, Topaz blue and Citrine yellow but as these sweep up the sides of the vase, they are magnified and overlapped in the clear exterior casing creating 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 enchanting quality of the captured colours and the uniqueness of being handblown makes this statement piece suitable for display or functionally, as a simply accented Ikebana vase.

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  • Dimensions: Height: c. 9.5" / c. 24 cm tall x c. 5.3" / c. 13.5 cm diameter (across widest point) Rim opening measurements: c. 3.3" / c. 8.5 cm (across widest point). Base measurements: c. 2.8" / c. 7 cm. Unpackaged weight c. 2.2 kg / 2,165 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: 1311181122
  • Andrews SKU: 6106-0042
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