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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Less than a year ago I excitedly found my first piece of Iwata glass, a piece designed by the founder of Iwata glass (and art glass generally in Japan), Toshichi, or Iwata Fujinana .

    I own a bit more Iwata Glass now but still get excited when a new piece arrives.
    This is my latest Iwata Fujinana vase and a great lump of glass it is.

    Two blues of glass mixed with clear which is heavily bubbled, all then twisted. A thick clear case has been added and it has been twisted also so that the twists are offset to each other.

    How do I know this is a Toshi design and not one by his son Kuri? I don't know. However based on design cues here I cannot imagine that Kuri designed this....his style is significantly different.

    Anyway -it's all very aquatic and nice! I would date this vase around the 50s.

    Height 26cm Weight 3.2kg

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Karen darling you have very beautiful Japanese art glas , you have totally , brought new mean to art glass!! you have some pieces THAT ARE STUNNING DARLING!! . I have a lot of respect for you Japanese art glass!!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      That's so sweet Sean and I appreciate hearing it.
      I sometimes think I get a bit full on with my Japanese glass and I know it's not to everyone's taste. Saying this has made me feel great! Thanks.
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Oh Karen , everyone loves your art glass ....... your fine!!! your very welcome Karen ... the funny thing is I cant even find any Japanse art glass where I live. but I managed to find everything else , I find one piece !! and that was almost a year ago.. there is one other brand that you posted im interested .. I really loved . I just cant remember right now!!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      your very welcome Karen!!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      I just remembered the other brand HOYA.............
    6. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Lovely glass, racer4four. And I join in wishing all the CW community well in this weather.
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Thankyou Katherine!! very kind of you :)
    8. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Love it ! Racer4four ...
      Im with sean , ive learnt a lot from your posts & seans too , theyre all beautiful pieces , i really have a lot of respect for you people that really know how to collect beautiful things ;-)
    9. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Ahh yes Hoya. No longer making art glass! If you see any of their sculptural pieces snatch them up Sean. They are not just fantastic they are appreciating rapidly.

      Thanks Katherine!

      Thanks SD. I appreciate that you appreciate it!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      I will do that and Thankyou Karen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! , they do make beautiful glass!! :)
    11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Another beauty Karen :) Love the blue !
    12. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Thanks Mike! Blue sky dreaming.....
    13. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      .......with its own built-in raindrops!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Wow! That's incredible looking!
    15. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      Karen... I am going to start calling you Karen... Not Racer... :)
      Your collection of glass is absolutely stunning. I am learning so much from you. I am so glad you are here.
    16. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Karen -- Stunnnnning!! Your finds are Super !! You go Girl and keep finding them!

      ...Oh, had snow when it warmed up a bit -- back to the deep freeze here. Only minus -30 with the windchill close to minus -40. I have to go do some shopping.
    17. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 6 years ago
      Loving the colour!
    18. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Peggy yes! raindrops! Thanks.

      Thanks too Scott - I'll get you buying glass soon.

      By all means call me Karen - I answer to it best.
      I really appreciate your lovely comment Nadia.

      A big blue beauty Cindy - I have to agree :)))) (she proudly said)

      Rose! Don't freeze! Must be a good time to be going through boxes of stuff and staying warm. You are my biggest champion and I thank you!

      Merci William. Bleu et elle est belle. (blame Google translate)
    19. debbeelaw, 3 years ago
      Hi can you please help me know what is the difference betwee iwata studio glass from tosichini and his son's work.. i have a small collection thats also growing but i want to be a bit more discerning thank u. You have a enviable collection
    20. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Debbee! I've put a bit of an answer on your post. Karen

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