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Unusual neodymium bird by Iwatsu Glass

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I have a growing number of glass birds from Japan, but until now they have all been made by Multi Glass.
    This is the first I have ever seen by Iwatsu, and tbh I had been unaware of them ever making any glass animals.
    This bird doesn't show the creativity or technique of Multi Glass, but she is pretty good.
    She is made from neodymium glass: the second photo is under flourescent light, the third is under natural light.
    A tall girl at 47cm

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous regal bird with long graceful neck, and lovely wavy platform
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      Really pretty! It's wonder these sorts of glass items manage to survive intact.
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      She is a very pretty girl in the natural light Karen and gosh she is tall isn't she!
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Beautiful birdie!
    5. MyCountry MyCountry, 3 years ago
      thats sweet......
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Very nice indeed. It reminds me of prism glass in the purple colour. If I took it outside on a cloudy day it would be blue as in your pic and indoors mainly a lavender colour, depending on light it is under. I wonder if it is the same?
    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Beautiful bird, and your pictures captured the Blue then the Purple color wonderfully !! Great post !!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Jenni for the love and comment! It's a guess what sort of bird but looks a bit like a cormorant to me, so the water swell you describe works well!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I often wonder that too Bonnie. She is probably 60 or so, still got her beak.Thanks!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      She's a big bird for sure Jude. I agree the purple is prettier than the blue (I do love purple) but neo glass is so neat the way it changes. Thanks for your input!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much MrsT! Boidie likes it :)
    12. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Sweet is as sweet does, so thanks MyCountry.
    13. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks our lovely Ken.
    14. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Phil, neodymium or alexandrite glass has been used since about 1900 in all sorts of fields. Your prism may well be neo. It was a common way to make glass purple before they found other minerals to do it, and of course the colour change wasn't really known of generally before modern lighting.
      It's interesting chemistry! Makes this bird better too.
      Thanks for the comment and making me remember stuff lol.
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago

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