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Japanese Art Glass47 of 117Pulled feather vase by Hisatoshi Iwata circa 1980Norcrest ashtray, Japan
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    Posted 1 year ago

    racer4four
    (618 items)

    These bowls are just a gorgeous group of colour.
    Made by Hirota around the 70s-80s they are from a series called Colora. I don't think these were exported much and I found this group in Japan.
    Apart from the colour they are pretty funkily made. The glass is very opaque and the moulding almost seems like pate de verre because it has so much grain and texture. If you look at the pics you will see that some have a different textural finish to others. The insides of the vessels however are quite smooth and glossy. The shapes themselves are very simple but most have a slightly uneven lip which gives a real handmade quality.
    They are a visual and tactile wonder. All in a simple style.
    Largest bowl is 24cm wide, the smaller 12cm and the cup is 8cm.

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    Comments

    1. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Colours u like? Me too!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      That’s good Peggy!
    3. IronLace IronLace, 1 year ago
      The orange ones actually look like orange peel!
    4. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Bright & beautiful bowls would bring a smile anywhere, such joyful colors
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      I love the color orange, but the “50’s” blue are a close second.
      I always click to zoom in to get a better look, the orange bowl’s “imperfections” on the rim are wonderful, so unique!
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 1 year ago
      wonderful texture
    7. truthordare truthordare, 1 year ago
      Very nice, love the complimentary colors, happy eye candy for sure. Thanks for posting Karen.
    8. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 1 year ago
      Those colors are really fantastic
    9. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      I know right? Very cool. The yellow is a perfect lemon rind too.
      Glad you picked up on that Marin!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Thanks Jenni they are happy-making glass for sure. They even make my food look good!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      The colours are pretty appealing I agree Eileen, and that blue is a sort of rest for the eyes after the orange and yellow.
      Thanks for the love.
    12. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      The texture is a big part of the appeal Sylvia. Thank you!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Glad you like them Lisa, thanks for the love.
    14. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Intense colours yeah, thanks Vinyl. They would suit your place well!
    15. Jettabetta1 Jettabetta1, 1 year ago
      I want them ... :) They are SO cool!
    16. Jettabetta1 Jettabetta1, 1 year ago
      p.s. I’m not soliciting to buy.
    17. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Jettabetta I didn't read it that way, and in fact did a very unattractive snorting sort of laugh!
      Thanks :)
    18. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Love them, uneven is so much attracting!
    19. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      So true Pascale, and thank you!

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