Posted 5 years ago
I will admit that this ashtray seems totally out of context for things Noritake.
When I hear their name I always think of delicate, or refined, or just lovely.
This is more 1960s brutalist!
I have suspected for a while that Noritake glass was made by Sasaki and this piece certainly supports my theory.
Thick almost plasticky glass, well moulded with a very graphic and textural theme. All hallmarks of Sasaki and Takeuchi in paticular. (Sklo Union too I guess))