Posted 4 years ago
I find the colour and shapes of this water set so happy and delightful.
Looking at the shapes and bookmark that came with the set this would date to the 1950s, and so is early in Fukuoka's production of hand made glass.
Fukuoka, or FTG, at this stage advertised it's glass as multiple layer, as in multiple coloured glass, clear cased. In the 1960s they started using the name Multi Glass as their trade name, and they still sell under this name. They also use the name Marti Glass, a humorous nod by the Japanese at their pronunciation of multi.
I love the squeezed shape of the jug lip to form the spout. Interestingly the cups have all been flattened on one side after blow moulding to give them their own quirky shape. I haven't seen that before, Fukuoka or otherwise!