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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This is my latest vase from Japan. Identified by the seller as an Iwata, and I have no reason to dispute that.

    The inner layer is white pulegoso glass (a Toshichi favourite) with an intense cranberry layer around the base. The outer layer is clear glass and three amber glass ribs have been applied and crimped.

    It has a bit of a Beranek feel to it I think, but with some Japanese style to give it a different look. I'm pretty happy with it!

    I would date this to around the 1960s.
    Height: 32cm

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    1. inky inky, 3 years ago
      That was scary...was scrambling for my! .. love this racer..very nice indeed...:-)
    2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Yeah sorry, a disaster happened and I was scrambling to fix it lol!
      Glad you like it :)
    3. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Welcome back racer4four. Noted it has been a bit.
    4. Anik Anik, 3 years ago
      Wow, I would have thought European rather than Japanese. Love your posts -- always learn something new. :)
    5. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      Rigaree decoration seems to be timeless.And still makes vases special.
    6. jbingham95 jbingham95, 3 years ago
      I thought you might have given up collecting.Glad to see a new posting of this really neat piece.
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      Once again something different......perhaps the only certainty is that your glass will be big, and beautiful, as this is!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks for noticing Fort. I've been pretty busy and struggling to find time. Calmer now (I hope!)
    9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Anik. It certainly has a Euro vibe, and Iwata did spend time there in the 30s so I daresay had exposure to lots of glass.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I totally agree Ivonne. The ribs finish this perfectly!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I have to say it Jim: I am a collecting addict.

      I have lots to catch up with here!
      Thanks for loving the vase.
    12. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Peggy. It's a tall one but surprisingly not too heavy; a lightweight amongst my Japanese glass. I think the Japanese had a go at every style. I do a world tour of glass in one nation lol!
    13. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      It's an interesting piece Karen...on it's side like that it reminds me of a squid or octopus gracefully propelling itself through the ocean depths. :)
    14. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      What a beautiful vase, lovely colors & unusual design. Great find
    15. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Nice analogy Mike! I'll keep seeing that now lol.
      Thanks :)
    16. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Jenni!
      Glad you like it. I'm still happy!
    17. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      You're welcome and very nice to meet you Karen, your entire glass collection is truly gorgeous
    18. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      It's really beautiful !!! Love the white...My favorite color. :) The cranberry goes so well with it. Glad you're back. :) We have lost so many fine collectors lately and I didn't want you to be one of them !
    19. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Ken, had a busy time lately. Glad to be posting again!
      Glad you like my vase too.
    20. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      I LOVE this Karen! You know me well enough to know what i like, and this one checks all the boxes; delicious colors, the applied rigaree (which contrasts nicely with the softness of the vase), the internal bubbles and the contrast in colors. My favorite color is anything in the amethyst range, and the combination of the amethyst against white is simply gorgeous! It reminds me of a Steuben Cluthra piece but with smaller bubbles.
    21. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Spectacular and very unique, love to see the color graduation from bottom to top, and the applied decoration is very special, i understand when you mention being happy with it, congratulation and 100 fois BRAVO
    22. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks as usual Rick. Toshichi had a quite loose style but still managed to show off his technique. I like this ine from him lots.
      Of course being very ignorant of American glass I had to look up Steuban Cluthra. Wow they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your immense knowledge too.
    23. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Merci Alain! It is another special piece for me.
    24. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      It might have helped if I had posted an example Karen…

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