Author Topic: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!! ID = Sanyu Glass, Osaka, Japan  (Read 966 times)

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Offline carolglass

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Greetings, have just taken delivery of this fab, chunky, heavy, glass ashtray with a circular black and silver foil label. It is 17.5cm long and 8.5 wide and 8 cm high with a cut and polished base. Colours are gold translucent glass on the outside and cranberry to the inner. Label has- Registered/ Made in Japan and some letters to the central portion of the label in capitals. Can make out EANYL ??? Any opinions on these letters is appreciated. regards Carol
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Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 06:10:11 AM »
Carol you need to resize your photos to be nearer 125Kb which will be approximately 500x500.  They will then blow-up so we oldies with failing eyesight can possibly read the label.

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Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 06:11:40 AM »
Probably wrong but I seem to remember a SANYU label I saw somewhere.  Any chance that is what yours reads?

Ross
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Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 06:03:55 PM »
At 400% screen magnification it certainly looks like SANYO to me - with the "S" being part worn and the "O" having its right side chopped offf with the loss of the edge of the label.

Edited to add ... being a moderator here does not mean I can read or spell well.  :)
(Sanyu, not Sanyo)
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Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 09:12:26 PM »
Dear Kevin and Ross- apologies for the label size I did take a LOT of pictures of it and that one was the best. So Sanyo is the lead contender eh- Many thanks for your expertise. regards from a freezing but sunny New Zealand- Carol
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Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 10:43:45 PM »
Yes it is the Sanyu label :) I believe it is the earlier label as well. So from around 1968 onwards. Lovely piece of glass carol. I have forgotten the chief designers name from around that time but will look it up for you once my hangover disappears LOL...

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 12:18:06 AM »
See also: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,30253.msg163862.html#msg163862 for another Sanyu item with part label.
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Great extra information Kane and Kevin, I have bookmarked the Japanese site for further drooling. Many thanks from a warming up day here in NZ- Carol
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I have some limited information :)

From 1969 to 1979 Chiyogi Asahara work at Sanyu Glass. There is also a book about his glass out there but I have not been able to locate a copy.

Also, Kunitaro Uchida began studying at Sanyu from 1968.

From 1972 a Katsuhiro Kageyama joined the company.

I am not able to tell who may done the piece though :( But in the future I may be able to as I am gathering contact details for these glass artists.

Hopefully soon I will be able to detail Sanyu Glass Company a bit better for everyone :)

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Kane you and the other posters are STARRRRS!! Many thanks for the additional information- have done a cut and paste to the file SANYU.
regards from a getting colder New Zealand Carol
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