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Art Glass6301 of 22023Victorian Burmese glass vase with crimped top - WebbMore orange glass from Japan
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I don't think photos can relate the size of this Iwata vase, even with Madame Butterfly for scale. It is huge. And bright. And fun!

    This has to be a Toshichi Iwata design; it shows all of his style, with simple shapes embellished with internal pulegoso glass, bright pulled colours, and an almost total disregard for perfect form. Toshichi was more than capable of very controlled glass making but his style was very free and for him the variations in a piece equaled art.
    You may be able to spot small bubbles of air in the glass and although they look random when I look at the piece as a whole they have been deliberately placed. They are different size bubbles, but are all placed at approximately the same points in the design.

    It's not to everyone's taste, and if you like perfect and controlled glass (like Toshichi's son Hisatoshi made) this won't be for you.

    Height: 33cm
    Diameter: 21cm
    Weight: scales said EEEEE, so over 5 kgs

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Oh very pretty.
    2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Hi Karen. What a Stunning, bold & bright piece this is, quite different from anything I find around here. Although it's not 'my era' I wouldn't say no to this
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Pretty is not the first adjective that comes to me when I see this Fort, but I'm happy if you think so. Thanks.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Bright and bold seem very applicable Fran. I'm afraid it would bully your lovely glass so maybe it's better you don't see this stuff lol. Thanks!
    5. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 years ago
      a carnival of colours Karen superb !!!!!!!!
    6. skivatinitz skivatinitz, 5 years ago
      oh what a great marvelous vase
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Bold and a shelf of Tango Glass all in one vase :)
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Great description Malkey, thanks!

      Thanks so much Sylvia, it's so very different from your delicate collection.

      Ken it's a bright lump of coloured glass for sure! Thanks mate.

      It weighs about 3,421 pieces of Tango combined Peggy. And would break your shelf; I have it on the floor! Thanks for the love.
    9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      This piece is so delicious, all those summery citrus colors! I love that it's giant size, that's absolutely as it should be, this is not a timid piece of glass, it speaks its mind. Hah, I keep thinking I'll get bored of seeing these glass pieces, and it just never happens, and that makes it even better. Brilliant collection, Karen, keep sharing always, makes coming here special. Nourishing, if you know what I mean.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Man, you really are good for my ego Katherine! Gotta say thanks :)
      You are so right about the scale of this piece, it would look wrong any smaller.
    11. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      Love this!!!
    12. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      psychedelic! love it!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks VintageLamp, glad it made you happy@!

      Thanks too ho2, psychedelic is right on.
    14. Lise Lise, 5 years ago
      Oh wll I absolutely love this its gorgeous :) wow
    15. Lise Lise, 5 years ago
      Where did you find this its lovely :)
    16. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Lise, glad to hear from you!
      This one was sent over from Japan; I doubt this style was ever made for export. I'm lucky to have it I think.
    17. Lise Lise, 5 years ago
      You certainly are its gorgeous :)
    18. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      This is very cool. It looks like food, cream, no...candy!!! LOL It's de-lish! and humongous!!! I love it ;)
    19. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Sherbet surprise Sue!! Solicitations :)
    20. Collectables59 Collectables59, 2 years ago
      Vivid, stunning, superb. Neil

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