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Author Topic: NASCO Japan - swirled orange and purple cased vase  (Read 8599 times)

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Re: NASCO Japan - swirled orange and purple cased vase
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2010, 10:50:04 PM »
Having now thought about it, Christine I think you are right about the 'made in' not necessarily would have been there.  
Alas I had a quick look round the house and we only have two pieces definitely made in Japan, one lacquer ware and one ceramic (both presents from Japan a long time ago) and both are signed in Japanese characters but sadly no labels.  
However, look what I found :)
no marks though but the pattern looks so similar don't you think?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Opaque-glass-vase-white-blue-orange-swill-design_W0QQitemZ320488280154QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Art_Glass?hash=item4a9e97105a

and then these
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pair-of-Pretty-Glass-Vases_W0QQitemZ250581001778QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Art_Glass?hash=item3a57caa632

thanks again for your interest all.
m

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Re: NASCO Japan - swirled orange and purple cased vase
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2010, 03:49:52 AM »
Many times I change the google country destination as the results shown can change a little or greatly. Although I only went up to page 8 or 9 on google.co.jp, as the ceramics were becoming mildly irritating LOL. Still no company information though! Maybe one day more information will come to light.

Interesting finds on the ebay search flying free! Could they be related!?

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Re: NASCO Japan - swirled orange and purple cased vase
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2010, 07:30:34 AM »
The second pair are certainly related. They all look nicely made and although bright lack the clumsiness of some modern Chinese. If the seller of the orange pair is being truthful then their purchase in the 60s or 70s seems likely.

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Re: NASCO Japan - swirled orange and purple cased vase
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2010, 10:02:24 PM »
Remembered the other day that a friend has a couple of the vases so here are some snaps.

First is a photo of the style that tends to get called Alrose, the small blue and white vase has a 'Foreign' label on the base.

The third photo is a 'Nasco' next to the similar 'Alrose' vase.

John

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Re: NASCO Japan - swirled orange and purple cased vase
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2010, 10:13:51 PM »
ooh lovely John - thank you for that :)
The 'Nasco' vase is remarkably similar in proportion isn't it? And it is definitely the family of mine I feel?
Christine I think the pair are a match as well, and even the blue and orange one I posted, the stripes look as though they are the same?

So... worth searching some more - I'm going to try and find an Alrose marked as Alrose.
I do like this little vase, but to be honest, I'm not keen on the shape of mine (the bowling pin shape). I do like the shape of the brown and orange pair more though.
thanks again all.
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Re: NASCO Japan - swirled orange and purple cased vase
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2010, 08:20:40 AM »
One of the thoughts I had yesterday and then forgot to post was Alrose or Elme as possibilities

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Re: NASCO Japan - swirled orange and purple cased vase
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2010, 09:58:36 AM »
There are a number of vases attributed to Alrose here
http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/murano_glass/alrose_glass/alroseglass_home.html

and it states at the top that some of these are in Leslie Pina's books Italian Glass Century 20 and Fifties glass.

Interesting that the bowling pin shape of mine is there as well.  There are orange and white ones but none with the three colour swirls.

On the hunt for one with a label now the same shape as mine.
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Re: NASCO Japan - swirled orange and purple cased vase
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2010, 02:08:30 AM »
Remembered the other day that a friend has a couple of the vases so here are some snaps.

First is a photo of the style that tends to get called Alrose, the small blue and white vase has a 'Foreign' label on the base.

The third photo is a 'Nasco' next to the similar 'Alrose' vase.

John

If I remember correctly, the 'Foreign' label was applied to goods out of Japan after WWII. This was due to trade agreements set up after this time and foreign investment in the country. It was meant to establish what were home made goods and what was imported. Without getting into boring Economics. I believe the red labels pre date the blue ones. Tinker-Taylor posted a piece which is definitely Japanese a few months ago with a blue 'Foreign' label.

I think they stopped being used in the 70's onwards as Japan become more independent from the U.S and Europe and trade agreements changed.

No all we need is more info on Nasco!!!  :huh: So your piece I am assuming is an Imported piece of glass outside of Japan and of better quality as you can see from pic 3.  :hiclp:



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Re: NASCO Japan - swirled orange and purple cased vase
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2010, 12:01:42 AM »
gosh, I could have had a whole collection of them by now - should have bought the previous ones as I think they might look quite funky all together  ;D
Just need to find one with a label now then I'll regret not buying them  ::)
thanks John
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