Posted 6 years ago
This small bowl/ashtray is quite an early piece from Iwata Glass, and from it's documentation I think it would date to the 50s.
The design is definitely one of Iwata Toshi's and shows his use of moulding and hot working that had such a big impact on other Japanese glass makers.
Interestingly the pamphlet that came with the bowl and it's box shows an Iwata piece that could easily be attributed to the Czechs.
I wouldn't mind finding an Iwata vase like that....I'm still looking!
Bowl is 11cm wide.