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Tall 25.5" Empoli 'Triple Gourd' Cased Decanter/Bottle, in Red | Made in Italy (Resin Stopper)

$638.00 SGD
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Empoli, as a municipality itself, is approx 30kms (45 mins) slightly south-west of Florence, in the region of Tuscany, Italy. It’s the somewhat forgotten region of the country when it comes to glass manufacturing, behind the well-known Murano or Venetian glass.

Glass making in the Empoli region of Italy actually has a history which dates to the 1500s, when local glass production was known as ‘verde’ (Italian for green). The traditional verde glass was created for a number of both functional and decorative pieces during its time.

However, during the peak post-war period, decorative items produced in Empoli and the surrounding region were manufactured at an all-time high, bound for western international markets. Across the peak of the 1950s through the early 1970s, decorative decanters, vessels, vases and the like were exported and sold at various department stores in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, etc.

Catalogues for department stores and home styling magazines of the era can be found today online showcasing decorative Italian decanters and vases, for the most part originating from the Empoli region.


THIS LISTING

A tall decanter/bottle (aka 'genie bottle') in cobalt blue, in the triple gourd shape with an optic pattern. Complete with a replacement resin* stopper.

This rare piece is also cased, meaning it has a white layer internally, allowing the external transparent layer of glass to really showcase.

Model Decanter/Bottle
Production
1960s

Pattern Triple Gourd
Colour Red

Dimensions 65cm (25.5") tall

Condition Great to excellent vintage condition, with no major wear that we can see.  Some light scratches, barely visible via the pictures.


* Our replacement resin stoppers are made in-house, from the highest quality resin and equipment. We aim to match the colour of the original glass base to the best of our ability. There may be some small bubbles in the resin from production.

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