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Japanese Art Glass71 of 72"Made in Japan" opalescent cased glass vaseNarumi vase
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    Posted 10 months ago

    kwqd
    (646 items)

    This small handkerchief vase is about 6.25" high x about 6" in diameter, with label. Guessing that the patent number on the label may be an indication of the production date. The bottom is smooth, with no sign of a pontil, perhaps made in a mold and swung to attain the desired shape. There are quite a few bubbles in this piece. This is Iwata studio glass, so could have been made by any one of a number of different Iwata artists. There is a yellowed piece of paper glued to the back with a number on it, possibly from an estate auction, second hand store inventory or a collector's catalog number. I will leave it as part of the history of this vase and do any cleaning with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel, when needed. I got lucky on this one as the seller was asking a realistic price for a small piece of Iwata studio glass. It is attractive, but not a really remarkable piece and it is easy to imagine that there is a lot of un-labled Iwata glass out there which will never be proved to be by this maker.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 10 months ago
      Gorgeous vase & lovely swirl pink pattern
    2. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks for your comment Jenni!

      Thanks for loving my first piece of Iwata glass fortapache and Jenni!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thank you artfoot and Broochman!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 10 months ago
      You got one, and it's great!
      Pink was such a favourite of Iwata.
      This is a Toshichi Iwata design, and probably 1950s, maybe 60s.
    5. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks for your comment and information, Karen! Hopefully it will not be rare thing to find one for a reasonable price, but I am not holding my breath!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Thanks, Thomas! I also updated the photos to show the base of this piece.

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