Posted 4 months ago
I think this is a classic piece of Japanese glass.
The shape is very traditional, perfectly balanced, sensual even. The decor is of a style used by H Iwata that really draws on Japanese pottery. The base colour is that iron red with black streaks, over which has been loosely spattered bright blue and yellowish orange. The final layer is a very fine spatter of black glass and the whole has been sand blasted. It's subtle yet complex.
I don't believe this particular vase was production made at Iwata. I have only ever seen one other like it and it came with a tomobako. This one did not but I do believe it to be an artist piece.