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Japanese Art Glass70 of 72Kurata for Mikasa bud vaseIwata handkerchief vase
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    Posted 10 months ago

    kwqd
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    This sturdy little vase is 4.75" high x 3" at its widest diameter. It has a white interior with swirls of color and a thick outer layer of clear glass. The bottom has been hot worked to remove the pontil and then ground and polished. The words "Made in Japan" are acid etched into the bottom. I bought this vase as a part of a project to assemble examples of glass and labels by the various American importers of Japanese glass. I have found 10 importers, so far, so this effort is going to be a bit of a mess. The great majority of imported Japanese glass was labeled, and very few were signed or acid etched like this one, so it gets its own post in addition to being included in a lineup of other examples. I have seen Iwata vases which are very similar to this vase. I am calling these import vases "Not a mystery" as my research and the research of other collectors suggests the makers of pieces like this will likely never be identified.

    I did not realize that this vase was opalescent, until I held it against the window. It looks like white glass without light behind it. See last photo. I will get a better image when we get some sun here.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks vetraio50, fortapache, officialfuel, Findings and SEAN68!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 10 months ago
      Merry Christmas Kevin, lovely vase
    3. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      @Newfld - Merry Christmas, Jenni! Thanks for the comment! I really like this vase!

      Thanks for loving my little vase bracken3, aura, Ivonne and Newfld!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks, Karen! Any opinions on who made this or is it just going to be another anonymous piece of Japanese export glass?
    5. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks for loving my mystery make Japanese vase artfoot!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks blunderbuss2!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Accidentally discovered that this vase is opalescent when I was moving it. It looks like white glass without any light behind it. See image #4. When we get a sunny day, I will redo the photos.

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