Tall 22" Empoli Decanter/Bottle, in Red | Made in Italy | Square Base *RARE FIND*

$533.00 USD
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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.


A wonderful -and fairly hard to find- tall decanter/bottle in a glorious, bright red. This unusually shaped piece has a square base, that tapers into a round, cylindrical neck.

This beauty is in great to excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or major wear on the body. It has some light bubbles in the glass from the manufacturing process, often seen with these types of pieces. There is also a small fold in the glass from the manufacturing process - again often seen with hand-blown pieces.

It measures approx 56.5cm (22") tall, so it has some height to it1

Complete with its original glass stopper and its original paper/foil label, which reads 'Made in Italy'

An incredible addition to any Empoli glass collection.

Being a tall genie bottle, it measures approx 55cm (22") tall.

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