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swfinluv1's loves249 of 3209Kralik soie de verre shellSTEVENS & WILLIAMS SILVERIA VASE CIRCA 1900
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    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.
    Height: 18cm

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    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Looks wonderful with the light behind it, very pretty Karen!
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      a stunning beautiful piece the patina, shapes gorgeous love the artistic work in play here & so pretty being translucent the light passes so gently through !!!!!!!!
      smashing piece i love it Karen
    3. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 years ago
      A small big vase,Karen.Very interesting piece of Japanese art.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Judy. Unlit in photos it is harder to see the detail. In hand, it's all more obvious.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Malkey, I always love your enthusiastic responses, they make me happy.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Ivonne it is not one of their bright and large pieces for sure, but still intrinsically Japanese. Thanks for the love and comment.
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Delightful flecks in a very sophisticated colour, Karen. Stylish!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Karen, very interesting write up, your photos are as amazingly beautiful than this sweet little vase!
    9. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      You have captured it perfectly! (adding this to my "Matters Matter" collection).
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      A very lovely piece indeed!!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Many thanks for all the appreciation and comments. Subtlety is not lost lol!

      Thank so much:
      Bijou and
    12. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Really nice and unusual. Great photos too!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Oh thank you Fran, happy to hear that!

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