Posted 4 years ago
These date to around the 1970s and all have been made by Iwatsu Glass, either under their Hineri or Art Glass brands, or under consignment to Kamei Glass.
It's taken me years to be able to definitively attribute this glass to Iwatsu, and I still have trouble persuading others of my surety. The trouble is Iwatsu have been out of business for about 30 years, as has Kamei, and information is hard to find. Very small steps,often backward before I can move forward.
They all show great Iwatsu colours, either intense or muted, with the yellow, pink, and blue allowed to mix to make other colours.
They seem pretty popular, particularly amongst Japanese glass collectors, and it's easy to see why. Nicely made, beautiful to look at.
These range in height from 16cm to 26cm.