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Offline Wayne

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Japanese Cased Bowls by "Wales"
« on: November 03, 2011, 09:11:32 AM »
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.

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Re: Japanese Cased Bowls by "Wales"
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 11:42:29 AM »
Well spotted Wayne, I have seen them offered for sale as 'Holmegaard' so many times....

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Re: Japanese Cased Bowls by "Wales"
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 11:58:33 AM »
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.

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Re: Japanese Cased Bowls by "Wales"
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 12:53:23 PM »
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.

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Re: Japanese Cased Bowls by "Wales"
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011, 03:35:36 PM »
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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Re: Japanese Cased Bowls by "Wales"
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2011, 11:58:57 PM »
That's very interesting Wayne,  because I have seen a few glass birds on USA eBay with this label, and I assumed they were a Japanese glass company.....it hadn't occurred to me that it  might be an importer.......so thanks for that information.  :sun:
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Re: Japanese Cased Bowls by "Wales"
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2011, 10:17:45 PM »
Very nice bowls, they would look great as a set if you had all the colours along with the reversed ones. Definitely importers labels. I will keep an eye out on Aussie ebay should any pop up here with a label. Might get lucky with a manufacturer label instead of an import one.

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Re: Japanese Cased Bowls by "Wales"
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011, 04:53:22 PM »
Wales with crown trademark first used in 1950 by New York Merchandise Co., Iin.  32 W. 23RD ST. New York. Trademark last renewed in 1975 so faded out by 1995. I have a catalogue from them somewhere?
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Re: Japanese Cased Bowls by "Wales"
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2011, 05:02:20 PM »
They appear to still exist, trademark as above shows here http://www.trademarkia.com/company-new-york-merchandise-co-inc-868096-page-1-2

Smithsonian has a collection of their catalogues too. They seem to spend a lot of time in court too.
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Re: Japanese Cased Bowls by "Wales"
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2011, 05:50:41 PM »
 :angel: :angel:

Sorry, mini hijack  :hj:
Why do they spend so much time in court Frank?

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