Posted 5 years ago
Dolphin Glass from Japan has been a difficult one for me to research. I have really found nothing on them and assumed it was a brand name from one of the big glass factories.
When I have looked at the other Dolphin pieces I own I leaned towards Iwatsu Glass as being a possible maker but was reluctant to go further with it.
Recently I acquired this black and clear tri lobed vase, labelled Dolphin.
I was excited when I got it because I immediately saw big similarities to Iwatsu Hineri and Art Glass tri lobed vases.
Here is a direct comparison.
The black is Dolphin. The gold is Iwatsu.
Considering these are a hand made vase, hot worked, they are very very close.
Not proof, just lots of smoke!