Posted 5 years ago
This is a not too common shape by Iwatsu, sold under their Hineri brand.
I have had the red bowl quite a while but had to get this pretty blue in clear striped one when I saw it.
The bowl has been moulded and hot worked afterward to open the pleats a bit, so all of the bowls are slightly different in finished shape.
Like nearly all Japanese glass the rim is flame finished.
I have seen a pink and white version of this bowl at our monthly antique and vintage markets, incorrectly labelled as Victorian, but the stall holder wasn't prepared to change her attribution (or price) when I politely informed her.
Ah well - that was a year ago and she still has it....