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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Far East (excluding China) => Topic started by: carolglass on May 31, 2013, 03:15:12 AM

Title: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!! ID = Sanyu Glass, Osaka, Japan
Post by: carolglass on May 31, 2013, 03:15:12 AM
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
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!!
Post by: ahremck 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.

Ross
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!!
Post by: ahremck 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
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!!
Post by: KevinH 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)
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!!
Post by: carolglass 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
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!!
Post by: kane_u_pain 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...
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!!
Post by: KevinH 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.
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!! ID = Sanyu Glass, Osaka, Japan
Post by: carolglass on June 01, 2013, 02:59:01 AM
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
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!! ID = Sanyu Glass, Osaka, Japan
Post by: kane_u_pain on June 14, 2013, 01:31:18 AM
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 :)
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!! ID = Sanyu Glass, Osaka, Japan
Post by: carolglass on June 14, 2013, 01:56:39 AM
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
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!! ID = Sanyu Glass, Osaka, Japan
Post by: kane_u_pain on June 14, 2013, 10:18:18 AM
I hate the cold...getting cold here to GRRRR...

It is a great bowl carolglass. I would have thought Murano if it did not have the label! I have seen a few of these bowls and you helped put a company and hopefully down the track, a designer to it! I should thank you :)

Edit - ASHTRAY...been a long week!
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!! ID = Sanyu Glass, Osaka, Japan
Post by: Lustrousstone on June 14, 2013, 10:36:40 AM
We're still waiting for it to get warm here for more than half a day and it's the the longest day in a week... :'( The heating is still on sometimes and the vest and socks are on and off like a ****'s knickers
Title: Re: Chunky Japanese ashtray- with label!!!!! ID = Sanyu Glass, Osaka, Japan
Post by: kane_u_pain on June 15, 2013, 08:30:33 AM
Does it ever get warm in the UK though lustrous? LOL just joking...

I remember when I was living in London and everyone was getting excited that it was going to be 25 degrees on the Sat in mid to late June...I was still wearing a jumper/jacket on that day! Anything 25 and under for me is cold. Sadly, that was the close to the hottest day that year. Never got over 30!

How do you Europeans do it?!

Although I must admit there are quite a few things I miss about Europe! The weather no. The cheap airfares yes, the cheap food, cheap glass (and the variety), the closeness to actually being close to the rest of the world...but the weather still brings shivers up my spine :)