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Offline Nancy128

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Anyone know about Japanese Art Glass 1940s?
« on: April 30, 2008, 11:28:39 PM »
I have this vase that I just bought, and it's acid etched "Japan" on the base.  The history is that this was a wedding present in 1941, that's all the back history I have on it.  It's 9.5-inches tall.  Pulled and encased in clear glass.  Hoping that someone here could point me in the right direction as to who might have made this piece.  Thanks!

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-9913

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-9914

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-9915

Offline Nancy128

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Re: Anyone know about Japanese Art Glass 1940s?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008, 06:12:03 PM »
I sent these pictures off to the Corning Glass Museum and just yesterday got a reply back from them. 

This is a Toshichi Iwata piece!!! 

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Re: Anyone know about Japanese Art Glass 1940s?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008, 07:49:26 PM »
Nancy,
its lovely, Japanese glass is very rarely discussed on here, maybe not much has
traversed the Oceans and Continents, but i am sure there must be loads of
wonderful stuff to be discovered!

Any Toshichi Iwata collectors out there???

Andy
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Re: Anyone know about Japanese Art Glass 1940s?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008, 09:48:05 PM »
Andy, There doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there on the internet on Japanese glass.  So I was really happy when the Corning Museum could help me out with this one.  I thought I had sunk a few $$ into this one, but now I'm finding out that I probably did very well on this purchase if I ever choose to sell it.  Right now it's one of my favorite pieces.  :mrgreen:

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Re: Anyone know about Japanese Art Glass 1940s?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008, 10:38:48 PM »
How brilliant that you got a reply Nancy...you must have been so thrilled!  I can't think of any Japanese glass experts on this board, so it's great you were resourceful enough to email Corning.  Congrats!  :D :D



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Re: Anyone know about Japanese Art Glass 1940s?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2008, 03:01:38 AM »
Wow, that's excellent!  Congratulations, Nancy!  Beautiful piece, and evidently an important artist.  Well done!
Kristi


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Re: Anyone know about Japanese Art Glass 1940s?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008, 11:01:14 AM »
Thank you Kristi and Max!  When I first saw it, I knew I had to have it.  I was expecting this to be Venetian, imagine my surprise when I turned it over and saw an acid etched "Japan!!"   

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Re: Anyone know about Japanese Art Glass 1940s?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008, 11:06:31 AM »
Thank you Kristi and Max!  When I first saw it, I knew I had to have it.  I was expecting this to be Venetian, imagine my surprise when I turned it over and saw an acid etched "Japan!!"   

If you can manage to buy a few more pieces Nancy, we could appoint you our Japanese Expert, whaddya think?   ;) :D

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Re: Anyone know about Japanese Art Glass 1940s?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2008, 11:38:57 AM »
Funny Max!!  There is a piece on an ebay auction right now that I was thinking about sniping.  It's more modern and kind of ugly, but it has a label on it and I thought that would be a good beginning to the learning process.   8)

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Re: Anyone know about Japanese Art Glass 1940s?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2008, 05:24:43 AM »
WoW! What a great piece, really beautiful.
I have a japanes amber diamond cut set of decanters with 4 shots, that's the extent of my knowledge lol.
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