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A very large rainbow bowl from Iwatsu Art Glass

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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Iwatsu produced quite a lot of art glass in mixed colours, a decor generally known as rainbow glass.
    This is my largest piece and one of my favourites because of the intense colour and the easy to see graduation of the colours.
    I'm not sure if they started with clear glass and added to it, but the colours are all derived from pink, yellow and blue glass, which when mixed creates the greens, oranges and purples. It's beautifully done and I would imagine would require an experienced glass blower to get the mix right.
    The bowl itself is clear cased and as can be seen has been moulded into a 5 pointed star at the base. After that moulding and moving the punty to the base, the glass has been drawn up into the 5 petals. All are different and it is clearly hand worked.
    The base has been flat ground, and if you look carefully you will see a chamfer has been ground to the base edge.

    This would be 1970s production.
    Height: 26cm Width: 25cm Weight: 2.95kgs

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    1. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 4 years ago
      Hinari label perhaps?
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Iwatsu made both Hineri and Art Glass brands.
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      such crazy colours!
    4. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Awesome piece, gorgeous color blend & flower shape
    5. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 years ago
      Beautiful rainbow colours!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Austro, Jenni, and Ivonne.
      The colours on this one are quite outstanding!
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Sunshine on even the most miserable day!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Very BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
    9. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Beautiful colors :)
    10. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Mind a good way!
    11. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Very pretty!
    12. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 4 years ago
      I have two Iwatsu pieces on here. But cant find any without chips.
    13. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks all!
      A bit of rainbow for your day.
      Great to hear from:
      Bonnie, Scott, Trey, Peggy, MrsT, Ken and Jem. It's always great to hear from you :)
    14. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Some of the most beautiful colours for glass creating magic, gorgeous !~
    15. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Your welcome :)
    16. OLECODY OLECODY, 4 years ago
      I saw this and says to myself bet that is racer4four you have exquisite taste
    17. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Phil, colour makes me happy!

      Ole Cody that's so nice coming from you, I know how great your collections are. Thanks!
    18. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Beautiful colors!!
    19. inky inky, 4 years ago
      Love rainbow anything...lovely!....:-:
    20. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks MrsT and Inky, I hope you have a colourful and bright year ahead.
    21. OLECODY OLECODY, 4 years ago
      Hey racer4four I would love to see how you have your glass displayed must be a site to behold
    22. funtocollectglass funtocollectglass, 3 years ago
      Wow! So beautiful!
    23. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      love all the melting of all the colors...sweet

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