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Japanese Cased Bowls by "Wales"

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Wayne:
I'm not sure if these bowls/ashtrays have been ID'd before, but I came across them while researching Japanese glass:



A couple of links showing these bowls with labels that read "Wales, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Made in Japan":

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Murano-Art-Glass-Wales-Japan-Green-Ashtray-/170694944928

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-WALES-ART-GLASS-Yellow-Ashtray-Bowl-MADE-JAPAN-/250812174166

No idea yet if Wales is a manufacturer or importer.

glassobsessed:
Well spotted Wayne, I have seen them offered for sale as 'Holmegaard' so many times....

John

Greg.:
Just searching 'wales made in Japan' these labels do seem to appear on a mixture of ceramic and porcelain items as well as glass, perhaps that might hint to them being an importer...everything I have come across has also been located in the states, so could possibly be an American importer.

Wayne:
Good point thanks, I see what you mean, deffo an importer or retailer then.

Couple more here with reversed colours and different Japan labels:

http://www.atticshoppe.com/glass/js1887.htm

http://www.tias.com/10782/PictPage/3923285983.html

That last one has a Nasco import label, same as these.  I wonder if they might all turn out to be by the same manufacturer, Kamei.

Wayne:
The sellers of the two linked items in my first post have kindly given permission to post their pictures here for future reference:

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