Tall 22" Empoli Decanter/Bottle, in Purple | Made in Italy | Hobnail/Bubble Decor *RARE FIND*
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.
A wonderful tall decanter/bottle in the hobnail/bubble decor, in a glorious (and fairly hard to find) purple.
This beauty is in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or major wear on the body. This beauty has been paired with a replacement resin* stopper.
Being a tall genie bottle, it measures approx 56cm (22") tall.
Made in Italy.
* 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. As with all resin products, keep out of direct sunlight as the colour may fade in extended periods of UV light.