Posted 7 years ago
After the Japanese started making and exporting glass to the West, both China and what was then Taiwan saw an opportunity too.
China was exporting glass early in the 60s and some of it (like now) was well made.
In the 6os too Taiwan moved into Western style glass and invited a number of known world glassmakers from Italy, Czechoslovakia and Japan to help them on their way.
These vases are both from Taiwan, and although not fantastic pieces of glass they are an important part of glass history I think.
The finger vase is typically Taiwanese, a single colour glass, moulded base and pulled fingers. These came in a multitude of colours.
Height 21cm (8in)
The second is a bit more complex with it's mix of white, light blue and dark blue. It has a hot finished base and fire polished rim, and despite a few bubbles it's nice!
Sticker has Made in Taiwan Republic of China on it.
Height 16cm (6 in)
If I think Japanese glass history is murky I would hate to venture into Taiwanese glass!
Good to have as examples I think (and cheap).