Posted 2 months ago
I am already at the stage of having too many lamps, all made from Japanese glass, yet here I am awaiting the delivery of these three I recently purchased. Note, the photos are from the sellers.
I like every one of these lamps quite a lot but I also like how different they are.
The first speckled lamp is by artist Kaoru Okawa and I'm pretty happy to have found it. He is a senior glassmaker at Hokuyo Glass but this lamp is from his independent work. It is so very Japanese with it's black feet and top, and the rimpa-style decor. It's around 20cm tall. It is relatively contemporary, post 2000 at least.
The second lamp is from Kurata Glass and dates circa 1970. I love the lime green and the bubbles inside the glass are apparently removable. Yeah. I have no idea about that. Will be interesting to see when it arrives what that means. It's around 24cm tall.
The last lamp is from Iwatsu Glass. These penguin lights made by them seem an aberration because Iwatsu rarely made animals and even more rarely made lamps. It's quite tall at 37cm and I think these were made towards the end of Iwatsu's production, so circa 1990.
I'll let you know how they really are when they arrive. It will be a couple of months because I have been having things sent from Japan by surface mail lately as DHL rates have become incredibly high.