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    Posted 5 years ago

    racer4four
    (614 items)

    I have mentioned before that Japanese glass design has been greatly influenced by their ceramic history and I think this vase really demonstrates that.

    If you didn't know this was glass you could easily believe it to be a red glazed pottery vase with black and gold accents. The shape of the vessel and the finishing style are really quite traditional.

    This vase is part of what I call Iwata's calligraphy series, a whole range of glass objects made with this calligraphic black and gold on a plain base.
    However the other glass in this style is white, often pulegoso, and this is the only one I have seen in this rich red.

    The red glass is not bubbled but is quite opaque and light barely shows through it.
    It has been clear cased but the case is surprisingly thin for Iwata.
    Height 28cm

    I will note in comments the link to my other calligraphy vases.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      My other vases in this series:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/158740-calligraphy-series-by-iwata-glass
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Now this is something of GREAT BEAUTY !!!!
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Love it -- And RED for the Holiday Season there.....even in your Heat!!
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      This is so handsome, Karen. Can't you just see it in a minimalist room - white/grey/black and this the sole splash of colour!

    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      I have no words. Just ... wow. Wow. Wow. ...
    6. inky inky, 5 years ago
      I really love this, fab!! colour and great shape..very nice!!!
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Gotta love everything about this one. Spectacular ! :)
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Karen, this really has some great color going on there. Nice one!!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Ta Kevin, glad it hit your g(lass) spot!

      Rose I never even got the Christmas association, but yeah, spot on! Thanks.

      Truer than you may know Peggy. These large vases are made to be placed in a Japanese room as a focal point. Thanks for the insight! Clever thing!

      Wow Katherine. I get the feeling you are wowed! Thanks for the excitement.

      The black Inky lines are for you Inky......

      I thought this would appeal to your Asian bent Mike. Thanks mate!

      Scott you are always so positive and happy, and that makes us all feel good. Thank you!!
    10. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      I didn't know that, Karen. I just thought it had presence!
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Another one of your exceptional Japanese vases Karen! Your white ones are beauties, but this one is on another level! Gorgeous!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Yup Peggy - you know more than you think.

      Thanks Rick. I agree the red lifts the design well!

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