Posted 5 years ago
This is really pretty cool...may I say that even if it's mine?
A fantastic decanter from Iwatsu with a sommerso blue in clear glass.
It has been hand shaped and given a wrinkled external finish.
The neck and lip are a very traditional Japanese form.
A yellow glass medallion of a bird has been added to give it some extra style. Looking at the crest on the bird I wonder if it is a spoonbill or a crested ibis.
It's heavy at 1.8 kg. Makes me wonder about the strength of the wrist holding and tipping whiskey or sake out of this.
Height: 24cm (10in)