I've had this bowl/ashtray for a while now and had pretty well given up finding who the maker was, until today. Hope springs eternal?
Someone on another site suggested I do a search for Toshichi Iwata or Itoko Iwata. After looking at a few photos I can see that the use of gold leaf and in some cases, soda glass are similar to this piece but not the shape.
So I'm hoping that I might find a few more leads from you knowledgeable folks who know about Japanese glass.
It stands 9 cm H and 11 cm W. Very thick walled and heavy for it's size. It has a ground pontal that shows a fair amount of age.
Any help would be much appreciated.