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    Posted 5 years ago

    racer4four
    (615 items)

    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!

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    Comments

    1. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      It seems you've been leaning in the right direction, and while you're awaiting developments, you have two amazing pieces of glass to enjoy!
    2. Gruff Gruff, 5 years ago
      as hard as czeck glass to research?

      Cool design
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED AND GREAT COLORS!!
    4. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfXi4Chf2s8
      You know I'd google something. LOL
      They are great looking pieces and if you don't know, I'm never buying em.
      Just saying. :)
      Hopefully somebody will know the story.?
      Thanks for sharing these and the info and stickers. Always helpful you are!!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Peggy. .....closer than I have been.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Nearly as hard Gruff and with the disadvantage that very few collect it so little research has been done.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Ta Sean
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Lol Find!
    9. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Sorry Karen, I really am not being a smart arse but I just re-read this and what I meant was I could never afford these. OMG so sorry.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Hey - I got it! One smart arse to another is OK.
      I guess you are a Brit with your correct spelling of arse. Calling someone a smart ass is just not the same is it?
    11. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Looks like you nailed it, Karen, there couldn't be two makers doing this work as closely resembling each other as this. Great research! :)
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I'm comfortable with the attribution Katherine...it probably doesn't meet the Czech glass people's methodology.
    13. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Oh those Czech glass people, God bless them .... lol ;)

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