Presenting this majestic work of Japanese 'Fazzoletto' art glass craftsmanship. Glass collectors will be familiar with the Murano Fazzoletto (translation 'hankerchief') technique - the art of crafting glass to mimic the elegant flowing folds of fabric.
The graceful, undulating folds of this piece is the Hineri interpretation of the technique, just as the capturing of the rich Cobalt blue within the clear cased triangular base is the rival of the Murano Sommerso technique. The inside of the vase is finished with an opaque white milk glass, providing a beautiful canvas for the blue glass to show off the varying intensities of colour amongst the folds.
Amongst collectors, the skill and quality applied in creating Japanese art glass is very much known to rival it's Western counterparts and can often be more difficult to find.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Little is known about Iwatsu glass, the commonly cited and understood reason is down to language barriers. However, it is known that the Iwatsu is a big company who mainly focuses on art glass and also makes Hineri glass. The three or four lobed "pulled" vase finished with a clear square or triangular cased base, such as the piece described above is one of their iconic designs.
Good. There are no cracks or scratches, however, there is one chip to the corner of the clear cased base but as this measures to c. 5mm, it is not noticeable when the vase is upright - please see photos as part of the condition report.
c. 11.8" / 30 cm tall (from base to rim) x 5.9" / 15 cm in diameter (across widest point). c. 3.3" / 8.3 cm base diameter
Unpackaged weight: 1.7 kg / 1,697 g
Glass will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.