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    Posted 4 years ago

    racer4four
    (605 items)

    These were designed by Toshichi Iwata and possibly made by him, although all were in their line of studio products. That basically means any glass blower at the studio could have made these to Toshichi's design.
    The three handkerchief style are very typical of Iwata in the 50s/60s. The smaller heavy cased bowl is later I think.
    I have seen these in a number of bright colours.

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    Comments

    1. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      I've seen this type of handkerchief vase around for years, & didn't know who made them...thanks! :-)
    2. Anik Anik, 4 years ago
      These colors look beautiful displayed together. Wonderful pieces!
    3. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Beautiful colors & shapes, love them all but esp the two blue close up in the second photo - their swirly texture is wonderful
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Enervating colours and great shapes.....again :)
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      All are beautiful...
      I'll take the orange swirl :)
    6. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 years ago
      Just a little of beauty:)
    7. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Thanks IL. Most of the major Japanese glass companies made handkerchief bowls in the 60s and 70s, and although they are all similar each has their own style.
      Iwata generally was a bit looser, if you get what I mean (I can't elucidate my thoughts due to being brain dead on a Thursday evening)
    8. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      many thanks Anik!
    9. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Yes, yes, I get what you mean by looser...& somewhat thicker too. I used to have several Murano "hankies" & they were all fairly thin. These have a more robust quality to them.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Blue for you Jenni :))
    11. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Ken is first offer for the yellow - all good thanks mate!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Good word enervating. One of those ones that sounds the opposite of it's meaning.
      Thanks Peggy!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Gotta love orange. Thanks for the vote Eileen!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Yeah, Toshichi Iwata was a very loose glass maker generally, and influenced the whole genre. The Italians are generally a bit controlled. Iwata could do the control stuff too, just rathered not.
    15. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Wow, what stand out colors! Nice collection!
    16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      The very best colour hues here !~
    17. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Really beautiful shapes and colors.
    18. hapoli, 3 years ago
      Aloha from Hawaii, Iv added a pic to my collection, search - hapoli. Id enjoy your feedback. Mahalo.

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