Hisatoshi Iwata Ao Nami Hanaire

Potter: Hisatoshi Iwata

Approximate size: W 6.5″ by H 6.0″ or 16.5 by 15.3 cm

This is a Japanese 20th century art glass vase by master glass-artist Hisatoshi Iwata. This beautiful hand-blown vase is based on wavy white inclusions through blue glass and further detailed with goldfoil. It is titled Nami meaning wave. Hisatoshi Iwata was born in Tokyo in 1925 and he died in 1994.

Glass was basically foreign to the Japanese, something that had no roots in indigenous culture.  New glass in Japan was initially dominated by two artists: Hisatoshi Iwata and Kyohei Fujita. Hisatoshi Iwata (1925 – 1994) was born in Tokyo where he also passed away. He graduated from the prestigious Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1950.  Generally known as Iwata Kuri, he worked with his father Iwata Toshichi in the Iwata glass studio.

He graduated from the prestigious Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1950. During his life he participated in all the major exhibitions in Japan. Now his works of art are part of the collections at the Corning Glass Museum and the Metropolitan amongst others around the world. One of thé names of glass in Japan.

Hisatoshi Iwata developed a distinctive style of his own whilst keeping in the Japanese tradition. He is revered in the Japanese glass world not just because of the breadth of his work and the impact he made artistically, but also because of his support and development of art glass exhibitions and education.  Many of Japan’s late 20th century and contemporary artists trained with him at Iwata. He participated in all the major exhibitions in Japan. His works of art are in the collection at the Corning Glass Museum in Massachusetts and in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

This object has no chips or cracks and is in mint condition. Comes complete with the original quality paper storage box with kiln stamp and calligraphy by the artist on the inside of the lid.

€450 + shipping cost