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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I have so far found no history of Yanagawa Glassworks, but looking at this vase I believe it is a pre WW2 production, possibly even before WW1.
    Yanagawa is a region in Fukuoka prefecture, but I have found no link to Fukuoka Glass (FTG). FTG was established in Fukuoka City and there may be a crossover, but my FTG history research makes no mention of it.
    Looking at the sticker I think that T.Yanagawa is a person's name, and so this could actually have nothing to do with Yanagawa the place.
    I need to search Japan's trade mark history for more info.

    This is a simple, thin walled vase with small engraved leaves and a golden, metallic coating. The sticker is paper, and I think the company logo is so charming with the dog and it's name tag TY.
    Height: 16cm

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      This is really beautiful!! Awesome design and great color!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Very gorgeous vase, love the shiny golden top against the beautiful orange leaf pattern, & of course cute doggie label
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Beautiful gold iridescence Karen. Love the subtle engraving and the label is sure a bonus. :)
    4. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      just super to have the label plus the reflection perspective upon piccy taken of piece grand !!!!!!!!
      plus the lovely copper tones with subtle etching
      and fab research karen top ace my friend !!!!!!!!
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Your investigation looks sound so far, I hope you find out plenty !
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      lovely piece of glass : ) tho' form reminds me of a tumble up carafe rather than a vase.
    7. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Beautiful! I've learned a lot about Japanese glass from you! When I think of Japanese wares, I mainly think of porcelain. I really had not given a thought to their glasswares. Just lovely! Reminds me of carnival glass, too.
    8. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Is there any type of glass the Japanese didn't make? This looks to have an 'iris' finish......
    9. artfoot artfoot, 4 years ago
      I knew I'd seen that name somewhere -
    10. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Scott, I appreciate your appreciation!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Jenni the label is very cute, and although a simple piece it's interesting glass. Thanks as usual!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      The label was the purpose of the purchase really Mike. Without it, I would not have even looked twice. Thanks mate!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Malkey, my research is very surface so far, but I keep trying!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Phil, I hope so too, and thanks for the support!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      You are correct of course Sir TallCakes, it is more likely a carafe. Artfoot's link shows a glass which looks part of the set. Thanks for the clarification.
    16. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Peggy they have done nearly all of it, some as direct copies. Is Iris a finish specific to some country, or like marigold finish? Thanks.
    17. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      It is very much in the carnival glass realm Laura. Thanks for the love and comment
    18. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Harry I actually recall reading that page before but couldn't remember anything about it. Thanks for the link, and for having such a great memory! Awesome.
    19. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Hey lovely lady! This vase is just gorgeous, I love the reflectiveness of it and wow, a paper label still in tact? That's really awesome!
    20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      beautiful luster glass!!
    21. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Sue and Sean. The label cost me the vase. :))

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