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Re: Help Please is this Vase Iittala, Sklo Union, Whitefriars or????
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 01:13:13 PM »
Hi Julie,  this reminds me very much of the 'glacier' pattern from Hoya Crystal, and when I needed help in identifying a piece of glass I had that I thought might be Hoya, I posted a picture to them on email and within two days had a wonderfully informative reply telling me more than I could ever have hoped for about the piece in question.
I wrote to the person below, Yumiko Uekado by the email address given.

Yumiko Uekado
Foreign Trade Section
HOYA Corporation Crystal Company
3-3-1 Musashino, Akishima-shi,
Tokyo 196-8510 JAPAN
Fax: +81-42-500-0096
Email: yumiko.uekado@mb.hoya.co.jp

It might well be worth your while writing and sending a picture of your lovely vase and if it is Hoya, you will get a lot of information about it from them. 
If it isn't they will tell you, and it could be that they might even tel lyou who the maker is if they do know.
Best of luck,
Rosie.  :)

Rosie.

When all's said and done, there's nothing left to say or do.  Roger McGough.


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Re: Help Please is this Vase Iittala, Sklo Union, Whitefriars or????
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2012, 01:34:23 AM »
Thanks for the info Rosie I will give that a try and if I get a definite Id I will post it here
Julie


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Re: Help Please is this Vase Iittala, Sklo Union, Whitefriars or????
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 08:02:07 AM »
Rosie I sent an email but it bounced back


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Re: Help Please is this Vase Iittala, Sklo Union, Whitefriars or????
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 08:50:11 AM »
Hi Julie,  I have done some research and discovered that Hoya Crystal has now terminated their domestic crystal business and are concentrating solely on medical optics. 
Further research shows that they were badly affected by the tsunami in Japan, and this meant that they spent vast amounts of money helping and supporting staff who were affected and other local charities.
Judging from the reply I had from them a few years ago, I am not the least surprised at this level of compassion and I am pleased to see that their selflessness has been rewarded by an upturn in their business since they decided to concentrate on the medical Optics.  They converged with Pentax and they now have a new website which can be contacted if you wish to see if there is anyone still in the company who can help with the information you need on their previous domestic crystal products:

http://www.hoya.co.jp/english/business/business_06.html

The contact address is at the very bottom of the page on the Right hand side.

Good luck!!
Rosie.  :)
Rosie.

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