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Posted 10 months ago


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Two glass bowls from Japan,probably 60s or 70s.
Approximately the same size and style these bowls both show the typically orangeish tone of Japanese red glass. They also demonstrate the differences between similar pieces of Japanese glass.

The first bowl is marked "JAPAN" and is made from red glass with a very thin clear casing. The clear appears to have been added to just give the glass added depth, it is not an integral part of the design. Moulded and with a hot worked rim, the base has been ground flat then concave. I am unsure which company made this.
Height 80mm, width 100mm, weight 540gms

The second bowl is stickered "CRAFTY Soga Glass" and shows a bit more production care. Soga is a well known producer of moulded glass in the food serving realm, such as bowls and platters, generally clear and satinised. I haven't seen much coloured Soga glass.
This bowl is also red cased in clear, but the red has been distributed to form orange streaks, and the clear an integral part of the bowl. Again moulded and with a hot worked rim, the glass is very thick. Base has been ground flat, with a very small concave area on the pontil.
Height 70mm, width 110mm, weight 670gms


  1. antiquerose antiquerose, 10 months ago
    Great Finds with Labels !!!
  2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    nice Karen !! Love these!!
  3. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 10 months ago
    More of this lovely glass!
  4. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 10 months ago
    Starting to recognise your posts just from the photographs. Great to see something new and original being posted. You are lucky I live in the Northern Hemisphere otherwise we would be competing for the same stuff!
  5. racer4four racer4four, 10 months ago
    Thanks for the comments and love guys!

    Labels labels yes! Rose!

    Thanks Anne and Sean!

    Is that good or bad recognition William? (No answer required)
    Japanese glass is getting pricey here but mainly cos peeps think it's Murano.
    Luckily lots was imported to Australa.

  6. racer4four racer4four, 10 months ago
    Special thanks to:

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