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    Posted 3 years ago

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    About 3 years ago I excitedly found my first piece of Iwata Glass, and since then I have accumulated quite a bit more. Ahem.

    Moving on.... I bought this one for two main reasons;
    1. It is very similar to that first vase, so brings me full circle, and
    2. It has orange as the contrast colour, which is unusual for this period of Iwata. Usually he used yellow, blue, or pink on the white base.
    I love orange so this was an interesting and attractive acquisition for me.

    It has such a free and creative style, and really shows Iwata's difference, and why he had such a profound effect on Japanese glass.
    Made early 1950s. Height: 18cm

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Oh WOW!! This is so incredible Karen!! Your collection is just outstanding!
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      flaming glory fabilus karen fantastic piece
      all the very best malkey
    3. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous vase, its curvy design reminds me of a lovely flower opening in the early morning, in sunrise orange
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Always a very nice label on your vase.
      Very nice one here.
    5. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      Oh,very impressive!I've got a bloodthirsty associations ;-)
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Nice shape-great condition. Congrats!
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Agree with impressive, beautiful example !~
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Scott, great to hear from you. Of course, I appreciate your praise!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks Malkey, flam on glorious comment too. Best wishes to you mate!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      It's certainly sensuous Jenni, like a flower unfurling. Thanks for your insight!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I'm very lucky to get so many labels Alan, although there would be no doubt who made this just by its look.
    12. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Lol Ivonne, do I want to know more? Love it thanks :))
    13. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Thanks MrsT! Glad you like it.
    14. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Phil thanks very much.
    15. welzebub, 3 years ago
      I am curious if the bottom is flat ground and polished? Nice vase in a very organic form.
    16. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Welzebub in fact it's not. The typical finish for these very hand formed vases is the pontil mark appears to have been flame finished and paddled maybe? There are no tool marks to be seen anywhere on the vases so I am not sure how they did that.
      The base is smooth and quite flat but shows no sign of buffing or polishing. It has a satin finish.
    17. welzebub, 3 years ago
      Thank You... What I know of Japanese glass would fit in a thimble. Your collections is beautiful and you have some very gorgeous pieces.

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