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 peach-coloured centrepiece, in a large and flat style that is a well-known model and appears in a variety of colours. The particular piece also has a glow under UV light, meaning it likely has manganese or uranium in the glass causing it to glow.
Measuring 7cm tall and 29cm diameter, 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.