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    Posted 3 years ago

    racer4four
    (570 items)

    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!

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    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      I love this set Karen!! A summer colour, cool drinks by the pool....what more could you ask for, hope your duck will be ok with that!!!!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Fantastic!! They remind me of a hot summer day!!
    3. melaniej melaniej, 3 years ago
      Beautiful!
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Love the colour too, but makes me thirsty !
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      Very summery!
    6. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      A rather colorful set.
    7. Helle Helle, 3 years ago
      What a Beautiful set. I am deeply in love with the yellow colour.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks guys.
      You are all invited over to a pool party where we will drink something delicious, poured from the jug into these glasses.
      I am happy you like the colour and brightness here.
      Big thanks:
      Thomas
      Judy
      Scott
      Melanie
      Phil
      Bonnie
      Fort and
      Helle
    9. NevadaBlades, 3 years ago
      These are fabulous, Karen........ Am I too late for your pool party??? [;>)
    10. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      Beautiful set but the jug takes all!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Of course you are welcome KJ! No bombing in the pool.

      Ivonne thanks, and you are welcome to join!
    12. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      I'd love to,Karen ,thanks :)
    13. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Isn't it something that the Japanese can make a simple pitcher and glasses into beautiful art glass? Beautiful Karen!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love and comment Rick. This is just really nice glass I think. Well made, nicely designed, and that bit of Japanese style!
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      fabulous!!!
    16. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      I've come back to these time and again and can't get over that they come from the fifties. The irregular rims to the glasses, the great swathes of colour and the sheer confidence of them. At least a decade of anything similar in the UK......
    17. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Many thanks Sean!
    18. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Peggy I think that in many ways the Japanese were more adventurous in glass than the English at this time. It was new to them and they weren't held back by previous mores.
      I really hadn't thought about that until your comment - nailed it as usual. Thanks!
    19. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 3 years ago
      What a fab standout set. It screams lemonade. This lovely set is making me thirsty in more ways than one. !!
    20. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Cheers OGF!
    21. Lise Lise, 3 years ago
      Oh well I just love this its fab :)
    22. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Lise. So nice to hear from you!
    23. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Nice set-looks like sunshine on a table ;)
    24. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Beautifully said MrsT. Thank you!
    25. kceedesigns kceedesigns, 2 years ago
      What an awesome set. I've looked off and on for years and these are the closest in shape to my glasses that i've found. Love the yellow!
    26. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks KC, and glad I could help you ID your glasses.
      I know similar, without the squashed side, were sold under the Kamei label, and other brands at this stage also made this style of glass with colours mixed with white slag glass. If yours have the squashed side it's a good bet they are FTG.
      Enjoy your great glasses!
    27. kceedesigns kceedesigns, 2 years ago
      Thankyou racer for replying, I do have six glasses, 6 small bowls, and one serving bowl. These have been hard to research, but very happy to finally find images that are similar. My dad got them in the early 50's. I dont have great photos up, but yes, all pieces are irregular in shape and the boxes they go in and cards indicating FTG are there along with the store he bought them in.
    28. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      LOL Thomas, thanks. A very happy, summery colour.
    29. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      KC the irregularity for me speaks of FTG. I have to say however, Japanese glass is difficult to ID without a label or an in hand comparison.
      Yours sounds like a noodle set ; great set to have!
    30. Gillian, 2 years ago
      I'll upgrade my 'Love It' to absolutely love it - very, very drool worthy.
    31. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much Gillian, hope it's brightening your day!

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