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Toshichi Iwata bowl 1950s

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Art Glass2094 of 19361Lalique automotive mascotsAn Unusual and Infrequently Seen Shape -  A Bright Spatter in Unlined Clear.
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    Posted 1 year ago

    racer4four
    (570 items)

    A very recognisable piece of Iwata Fujinana here.
    The bowl is made of variegated pink glass, a colour he seemed to like, and has been bubbled with soda bicarbonate. Iwata learnt of pulegoso glass when he was in Italy in the 1930s, and he continued to use the technique throughout his life.
    The pink has a thick, clear glass outer case and has been hot worked around the rim to give it a lovely fluttering look. It is difficult to see, but the back of the bowl has a ridged texture to it, and I don't know if this was from the bowl mould or was added later.

    As was typical of Iwata Fujinana's work the piece has a very free style to it.
    It is typical of his work that the colour is unevenly distributed throughout the bowl.

    Diameter: 16cm

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      Very beautiful !~
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      That's really a fantastic piece Karen!! You do certainly know your glass.
    3. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Dito Phil and Scott!!!
    4. Ivonne Ivonne, 1 year ago
      Nice shade of pink and interesting marriage of two colours
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
      Lovely color-nice!!
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      At a glance a pretty pink bowl......but on closer inspection it is so, so much more!
    7. KarenLR71, 1 year ago
      That is just GORGEOUS!!! You give such wonderfully detailed descriptions too!
    8. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 1 year ago
      Agree with all of the above !!! You must have a huge house to display all of your wonderful collection. :)
    9. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the love and comments all! You might have worked out by now that my knowledge of Japanese glass, and Iwata, has grown heaps since my first posts. Glad you all appreciate it too.
      My thanks to:
      Phil
      Scott
      Pascale
      Ivonne
      MrsT
      Peggy
      Karen and
      Ken
    10. Tahiti1 Tahiti1, 1 year ago
      Absolutely gorgeous racer!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Thanks Tahiti. I love me some Iwata :)
    12. Fleamarkettammy Fleamarkettammy, 1 year ago
      Pretty!!!

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