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    Posted 9 months ago

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    The seller of one the items which I purchased using my March auction budget couldn't find the item after the auction, so, after he/she refunded my money (about $20), I had enough left to buy this odd little Iwata bud vase. It is 9.25" high x 4.25 widest diameter, with partial label. The pontil was fairly deeply ground. The swirled glass is bit rough, rough enough that in a couple of places there is a sharp edge where the colors transition. I've not been able to find another example of this label, which is in pretty shabby condition with just enough left to prove the vase is by Iwata. Hoping Karen can expound on the label and style of this vase. Thanks, Karen!

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 9 months ago
      Nice Kevin, it looks like an Agate Rock, good find! I think Karen will be able to help too! :^)
    2. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      @billretirecoll - Thanks for your comment! It does, right?

      Thanks for taking time to look at and love my Iwata bud vase! I hope everyone is keeping safe and isolating, if possible. It is a scary time...

    3. IronLace IronLace, 9 months ago
      Nice piece, & has a certain affinity with Marmorietres glass by Loetz, too.
    4. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      @IronLace - Thanks for your comment, Marin. That is an interesting comparison and I spent a while googling and looking at images based on that information. I agree!

      Thanks for loving my Iwata bud vase Ivonne, Thomas, Ben, Marin and sklo42!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thanks for taking a look at and loving my Iwata bud vase dlpetersen!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thanks for taking the time to look at and love my Iwata faux agate bud vase TreasureTex and blunderbuss2!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thanks PhilDMorris!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 8 months ago
      Still not found another example of this particular Iwata Glass label. Guessing all it said across the top was "Art Glass". Every Iwata label that I have found, so far, has an ewer with two handles, not one. Got a feeling this is either an older or a newer label, but don't know which. Not found anything else with this shape or execution, either.
    9. racer4four racer4four, 8 months ago
      Sorry Kevin, late to this!
      This is early post war Iwata, I would think no later than 1950. At this stage Toshichi was building up his business, and even though the studio in Tokyo was not damaged by bombing, the economy took a while to be strong. Iwata never really was a big exporter and so relied on domestic sales.
      There is not a lot of this slag style of glass around. I don’t have any :(
      This decor of a darker colour and white, both opaque, became very popular in Japan during the 60s, and I think it was Iwata’s influence that got that going.
      A great find mate!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 8 months ago
      @racer4four - As always, thanks so much for sharing your valuable expertise! I would never have ferreted out this information!

      Thanks for loving my Iwata vase Nicefice and SEAN68!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 8 months ago
      Thanks for taking a look and loving my Iwata vase Crazyguy!

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