Iwatsu Glass (Japan) from their Hineri range | Art Glass Handkerchief Bowl/Centrepiece *RARE FIND*
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 lime green bowl/centrepiece, in a style that is a well-known model and appears in a variety of colours.
Measuring 7.5cm tall and 25cm 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.
The green is also one of the hardest colours to find too!