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betweenthelens's loves395 of 1685Hisatoshi Iwata Midori vaseVintage Japanese glass ink well
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    Posted 4 years ago

    racer4four
    (605 items)

    This vase by Itoko Iwata probably dates to around the 1980s, although I have yet to confirm that.
    The date seems right because it was around that time that her husband Hisatoshi Iwata was making glass of a similar nature. Itoko was an artist in her own right so I am not saying that either copied from each other, but they were working side by side in the Iwata studio so some transfer of ideas seems to be a natural result to me.
    This vase is a great Japanese themed shape with it's included foot, sweeping curves, and flared rim.
    The decor is the finest of green and white spatter and swirls on clear, with a bright bit of yellow near the base for interest. The gold foil squares shimmer softly. The whole has been matte finished, likely by sand blasting.
    It is a luminous piece, quite subtle in effect and very sensuous. It displays one of my favourite things about Japanese glass, and that is a different way of using colour. The green is unlike anything from European glass, and the yellow splash shouldn't work but just does.
    Height 20cm.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Beautiful vase Karen, the pattern is like windblown golden leaves
    2. Anik Anik, 4 years ago
      Such a beautiful combination of colors and designs. Wonderful vase.
    3. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Great addition the colors are amazing.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Oh Karen, This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love all your Japanese pieces.
    5. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      fresh mint green cooling sharp air intake as the shards of gold smooth the way

      gasp one would say a timeless piece of calming seas
      then the rush comes as you take on the 'big wednesday' way
      stunning karen the subduing factor before the end of day
      thanks sharing just super !!!!!!!!
    6. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Beautiful !
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      There is still a mystery that occurs in the clean design !~
    8. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      OMG! I want it!
    9. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Very nice coloring on this vase!
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Love it karen!! Love the colors, and the Pattern kinda has that Retro feel to it !!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Jenni, I will remember that description!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Anik and Caper. The colours of this vase are quite special, and I'm happy that you like them too.
    13. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Scoot, I am proud to have converted you, and thanks for your constant love and support.
    14. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      *Scott too!
      Scoot is that other guy.
    15. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks Malkey, I'm always happy when a collector of your calibre agrees with my items!
    16. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Mani, Phil, Lois and MrsT: thanks so much all. I sometimes wonder if my appreciation is a bit skewed by bias, and when others love things too I feel better!
    17. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      The Japanese did love a retro square of gold in this era! Thanks Rose :)
    18. inky inky, 4 years ago
      This is gorgeous!!!!! Karen....:-)
    19. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks mate!
    20. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Another wonder. By the same hand as one of my favourite vases in your collection, the orange one with circles. Itoko Iwata. A name to remember.
    21. johnnyyaap87 johnnyyaap87, 4 years ago
      Nice collection. Hope to find one in Malaysia too.

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