Posted 8 months ago
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 colour. Moulded and with a hot worked rim, the base has been ground flat then concave. The colour and base of this vase leans me toward Sanyu, but from their production line.
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