Posted 5 years ago
These vases from Japan are attractive, well made and often attributed to Davidson or Whitefriars.
They came in a large variety of colours, some mixed, some plain, cased and uncased. All have a nicely moulded bark like texture.
The square versions here are all from the same factory, no doubt.
The hexagonal vase is most likely from the same factory. It has a similar depth birdbath base and the textured pattern ends about the same depth from the rim.
I suspect the round vase is also from the same factory but am not certain. The texture is very similar, as is the blue colour, however the base is differently finished.
These vases were generally sold under the name Best Glass.
Who made them? I am pretty sure it was Tajima Glass, that powerhouse of Japanese moulded glass.
They made similar birdbath based glass in other, identified (by me) forms. The pale blue vase here is labelled TG and the square vases merely Made in Japan. TG is a Tajima label (for Tasty Glass!)
I am still trying to confirm the darker blues as Tajima.
These vary in height from 17cm to 18cm (about 6.5in)