Posted 2 years ago
This interesting vase from Iwatsu Glass demonstrates well the importance of pottery form and decor in influencing Japanese glass makers.
This is not a typical form for glass work but does appear in pottery, and in some ways reminds me of a ginger, or other, storage jar, sans lid.
The twisted ribbing almost looks to me like finger drags marks, and the muted colours with dark and light speckles seem very glaze like.
It's a lovely piece to hold and has a subtlety that I have not captured well in photographs.
This would have been produced anytime between 1950s and 1990s. I can't be more specific than that.