Posted 8 years ago
From research this vase appears to have been an Iwata make from the 1940s, early 1950s at latest.
Made by Toshichi Iwata, often called Iwata Fujinana, meaning great scholar or learned one.
Working from Tokyo, Iwata was able to continue making glass throughout WWII although materials were hard to come by. Unlike many of Japan's other glassmakers his studio was not damaged and once materials were available again and not held back for war and general production, he was able to swing into full art glass production quite quickly.
This is a typical offering from him for this period: lots of pulegoso (bubbly) glass, a technique he learnt in Venice prior to WWII.
The inner white layer is bubbled as is the next ribbed blue layer.
It is cased in clear externally. Nice depth changes I think.
Height 18cm width 15cm (quite small really!)