Posted 15 days ago
Here is a pair of vases that also have "Welz-like" colors. By my reckoning, these would be 1970s vintage. The foil labels came into common use then. Also the 1970s saw a resurgence in the national confidence of the Japanese. They were able to compete equally in the global markets. This confidence is clearly reflected in the exported glass ware as the designs became less imitative. The inspiration of Bohemian and Italian glass craft can be seen in this pair but they are also very unlike either of those and even without the labels, they would be hard to mistake as anything but Japanese glass. These triangular vases stand just under 7 1/2" (18.8 cm) tall. The base is a 2 1/2" (6.3 cm) per side equilateral triangle with an in-mold depression that gives the impression of a polished pontil. They live up to the company name - Superior Hand Craft Glassware.