"Mikasa makes a lot of frosted glass pieces you could try checking them out .. there is also a group called glass hounds here and they are great for verifying various glass pieces try putting it in there also "
"i dont know the name of the character but in the 70's and early 80's this little guy was all over in figurines and a lot of them had sayings at the bottom (ie: pobody's nerfect) they were in all the gift shops and k-mart there was a…"
"Sorry, Tom, I took your phrase "vase shaped like a lotus blossom" to mean lotus vase. I hope that I did not mislead anyone. I agree that this is not anywhere near the usual shape for a hair receiver which is why I referred to…"
"Yes Betty there are many. BTW I said it wasn't a "Lotus Vase", just designed like a lotus flower (blossom).
The opening on a hair receiver is round-ish or ovoid with smooth edges so one can put a bunch of hair into…"
"My major issue with it being a hair receiver (which I suggested) is that it looks too "modern". Tom, have you seen lotus vases that are made of 2 separate pieces? Walter, the idea of it being a string holder is very appealing;…"
"I would guess that this is a vase shaped like a lotus blossom. There are "lotus bowls and lotus vases" which define the shape, but yours is not either one. The potter/artist made his/her own design which is a one of a kind. The…"
"oh my goodness it does look like a hair receiver (i dint even think of that lol ) there is some writing on the lid that looks Chinese or Japanese but have no idea what it says i will try and figure that out tonight if i don't go blind trying…"