The colour you have there would seem to be Turquoise, given Azure was a clear blue, although of a similar shade.
To quote from Mark's book; p88 (with picture on p89)
"Turquoise was only produced in '86 and '87 and is scarce."
The picture, which is of a small bowl, looks exactly the same colour, and I can make out whitish bits in it.
Turquoise fits excactly with your description.
I'm afraid I can't help with the construction of the piece.