Iwatsu Glass (Japan) from their Hineri range | Art Glass Centrepiece
One of Japan's most recognised manufacturers of mid-century glass is Iwatsu Glass Co, a company who produced an outstanding amount of incredible pieces predominantly bound for the Western export market.
Based in Osaka, Japan, the company were prolific in the 1960s and 1970s with a fantastic range of vases, centrepieces and art pieces, found in a variety of styles. Often mistaken for Italian and Czech pieces, these can often be found today with original Hineri foil labels still intact - Hineri being one of their glassware ranges.
Some pieces were exported under the Kamei Glass or Nanbu Glass, showcasing the exporters label rather than the Iwatsu Glass label.
A gorgeous honey gold centrepiece, with a glowing lustre finish. This style, with its pinched sides, is a well-known model and appears in a variety of colours. This particular piece is cased, meaning it has a white internal lining which helps the exterior colour pop.
Measuring 21.5cm tall, 24cm long and 18.5cm wide, this piece in great to excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or major scratches. There are some bubbles in the glass from manufacturing and some light surface scratches, mainly towards the base; expected and seen often in these types of pieces.
This particular piece also retains its original paper/foil label.