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I collect lots of stuff, but my main passion is Japanese glass. I have collected glass from early 20thC to today, although much of it is from the post war years to tI collect lots of stuff, but my main passion is Japanese glass. I have collected glass from early 20thC to today, although much of it is from the post war years to the 1990s. I have works from the cheapest of production glass to one off designer pieces; it's all great to me! (Read more)


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Rainbow glass from Iwatsu Japan - Art Glassin Art Glass
Sake cup by Takeshi Sano - Art Glassin Art Glass
Liuli box by Kyohei Fujita - I have one at last! - Art Glassin Art Glass
Parrots a plenty - Animalsin Animals
Small bud vase with enamel flowers from Noritake Crystal Japan - Art Glassin Art Glass
Sculpture "Little girl with flower" by Leopoldine Mimovich  - Fine Artin Fine Art
Dragonfly glass vase from Japan - Art Glassin Art Glass
Bucket lady! - Fine Artin Fine Art
Toshichi Iwata glass handkerchief vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
A large and glossy vase from Hokuyo Glass Japan - Art Glassin Art Glass


  1. Great post IL, and you are looking good! I am so happy that life is settling for you and the relationship, new home, new person, are working so well, and may the good times continue. I hope all your ...
  2. Oh Jenny, you are so lovely! I have been so busy in life of late and left my friends, I'm sorry. CW is such a great meeting place of so many wonderful people. I really hope to post again soon.
  3. H Harry. I'm pretty sure this is Japanese and made in Nagoya, maker unknown.
  4. Rhicon it started with my research and ended with confirmation by the curator of the Iwata family museum in Tokyo.
  5. So cute! Thanks Pascale, it does remind me too of the Nara girl!
  6. Thanks Share and Roycroft! I hope rainbows and happiness come your way.
  7. Bec are you in Australia? I know Huntley made ceramic rabbits very much in The Sylvac style.
  8. Thanks Phil for admiring it and being so happy for me!
  9. Thanks Austro, happy you like it! Phil I have learnt heaps from you, so all is good. It's a great piece of glass, and I am happy you commented on it. Thanks!
  10. Thanks Phil, attribution means a lot.
  11. Correct NoName, birds generally don't smoke! Thanks for the love and comment.
  12. Popsicles, of course Mani! It's summer here too, so thanks for the comment and reminder :)
  13. Thanks Mrs T! Rainbows are hard not to like.
  14. Ivonne the subtlety of the last ones colours is good, and the twisted shape is wonderful. Gad you found a favourite!
  15. Yeah, rainbow glass is yummy for sure, and I think the Japanese did it very well. Thanks IL!
  16. Thanks Harry, it's not too hard to make these look pretty good.
  17. Jenni it is quite neat to see similar decor in different shapes. Glad you like them and I'm glad you commented!
  18. They were all mine but I've sold two recently Peggy, not that anyone could tell from the amount of glass left. I have a problem, but I'm not unhappy about it! In the right place with light behind them...
  19. The work in this is amazing. Look at the prongs holding the coral, and the delicate enameling, even the design around the shank. Wow. Natasha can I ask how you tell Korean pins from say Chinese or Ja...
  20. Wow Eileen, what an exquisite set, congratulations! I am amazed at how it's been put together with what could be bulky elements but retains delicacy. I have some neodymium glass and still find the co...
  21. Perfect pair!
  22. There's a lot of design in this impala Jenni. As Eileen says, clicking on the photos shows such great detail. The enamel, and the graded stones along it's back. Cool subject too.
  23. He's the best pink bull ever Jenni!
  24. On bended knee, genuflecting to Peggy, the great Welz collector.
  25. Green glass is always good, this is great. A wonderful decor!
  26. It's a modern looking piece Harry. I too am amazed at the lack of chipping on the circles, and particularly love the thousand window thing happening with the opposite side lines appearing finer. Very ...
  27. Great design in glorious orange glass. Sounds like it was a special visit Austro!
  28. I remember doing this to sheep in high school agriculture class, and hoped to never encounter one again. I am wincing here (and I'm female...)
  29. Nice start to the year Alan! I hope your 2019 remains good.
  30. Such a cool shape! Your thumbnail with the pot and background looked like a 50s period ad to me. Love it.
  31. Soooo nice.
  32. Yeah, kudos. Great glass.
  33. Love these! Fun to try and get the set, and I always love to see a period ad.
  34. Gorgeous set, MrsT!
  35. Hi Alex, how's things? This is a great design as you say, and I am entranced by the bakelite use. Nothing else is quite like it for look and feel, and this must be a delight to have!
  36. Great info Mary, and I love them both too.
  37. I remember this was a thing back then. I'm glad there is no chance of my cutout profile portrait!
  38. They are in beautiful condition, looks like no moulting yet!
  39. It's a cordial (liqueur) set I think, and looks a bit like an Empoli area product. Very cool.
  40. This was owned by a slow-talkin' man, I know it.
  41. This I love. Awesome model!
  42. Hi kiddo! Still up to high jinks and all that I see. Anywayz, happy new year and keep me smiling in 2019!
  43. Natasha what a stunning collection! I am amazed at the beauty of these, from the simplest to the most ornate.I can't imagine how beautiful they must be in life, and I am sure their workmanship and sen...
  44. That's very cool. I love to see this evidence of a manufacturing process. I'm sure these would be rare!
  45. Stunning, and I agree on the shape dichotomy!
  46. Wow, the colouring of this is fantastic Peggy! Have a great year in your new home :)
  47. So, so, pretty!
  48. Thanks MrsT and Vetraio. May 2019 be a hoot for you!
  49. Happy Christmas Malkey, and may you find peace in 2019. It's been a tough year I know, and everyone here wishes you all the best. Thanks for the glass love too. xxx
  50. Lovely to hear from you Scott, and best wishes to you and your family too. I hope 2019 see good health for you!
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