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Pulled feather vase by Hisatoshi Iwata circa 1980

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Japanese Art Glass48 of 119A painterly vase from IwataHirota Glass Japan bowls from the Colora series
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    Posted 1 year ago

    racer4four
    (619 items)

    This style of vase was made by Hisatoshi Iwata in only two colours I have seen. Most common is a royal blue and this aqua the least common.
    Stylistically they seem a very Japanese take to me, with their urn shape, foot and intense colour and I don't think they could ever be mistaken for a Euro or American pulled feather vase.
    Hisatoshi Iwata had a much more controlled style to his glass making than his father Toshichi, and I think this vase shows the care taken with the contrasting lines of different blues and the gold. It is very symmetrical.
    This was a lucky find for me, tucked away in a group, and covered in paint spatter. I was pretty happy it turned out what I thought and cleaned up well.
    Height 24cm

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Splendid feather design & wonderful shape, the aqua blue and gold are truly regal
    2. IronLace IronLace, 1 year ago
      I'm enjoying the Art Nouveau vibes in this, plus a different & elegant spin on the classic pulled feather decor (one of the oldest glass patterns, it goes back to antiquity - Egypt, Rome, etc)...
    3. Ivonne Ivonne, 1 year ago
      Amazing vase !I haven't seen such a beautiful vase for a long time.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Thanks Jenni. Regal is a great descriptor.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      It’s never been a favoured decor of mine IL but I had to have this one! Thanks
    6. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      I’m so pleased you appreciate it Ivonne.
      Thanks so much.
    7. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Beautiful Karen...
      And being a novice to glass, I’ve learned something today..( “pulled feather design”) !
      So so beautiful!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Thanks Maureen so glad you think this good!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Fortunately it wasn't too difficult to clean up thanks six-0-one. Got lucky I guess.
      I'm pleased you like it!
    10. modfather modfather, 1 year ago
      thank you for the introduction to Japanese glass - wow

      I looked at your posts here and quite impressed with the designs / craftmanship
    11. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      It’s a relatively poorly recognised part of the art glass world, Modfather, but interest has been growing.
      Happy to have given you some awareness.
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
      O I absolutley love love this piece! The color, the pattern, the feeling .
    13. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Thanks Elisabethan,as glamorous as your stuff!

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