Posted 6 years ago
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