Rare Mammoth Mid+century Vintage Empoli Cased Glass Floor Decanter, Butterscotch

Rare Mammoth Mid+century Vintage Empoli Cased Glass Floor Decanter, Butterscotch

Rare Mammoth Mid+century Vintage Empoli Cased Glass Floor Decanter, Butterscotch
BEHOLD one of the largest and most highly coveted hand-blown Italian cased glass designs of all timethe massive 30+ inch tall bulbous floor decanter in creamy butterscotchthe color born of white lattimo glass layered on both sides with classic amber/gold glass. The ball stopper (roughly 5 ½ in diameter) echoes the bulbous shape on the lower body (about 11 inches in diameter). Some expected wear on the base, perhaps a few small scratches (its a lot of real estate to examine with a magnifying glass) but absolutely nothing detectable or significant to the piece. There are no labels on our miraculous treasure here, but Leslie Pina features this design in (at least) two of her books (Italian Glass and Purple Glass), and both are attributed to 1960s Italy. Italian cased glass (mostly from the Empoli region of Italy although many had their origins in Murano) can generally be divided into early and latter period pieces. The earlier pieces, from the 1950s and 1960s, tended to be thicker, heavier, and more substantial, whereas those made in the 1970s (due to the energy crisis, the resultant global economic upheaval, and the need to cut costs) were thinner, and lighter-weight. While their modern design and intense colors have caused all mid-century Italian hand-blown cased glass to appreciate sharply over the last couple of decades, the older more substantial pieces (like this beautiful decanter) remain amongst the most collectable. Be sure to check out the other amazing mid-century pieces we’re listing this week: Blenko, Holmegaard, Empoli cased glass, Fratelli Toso and more! The free listing tool. The item “RARE MAMMOTH MID+CENTURY VINTAGE EMPOLI CASED GLASS FLOOR DECANTER, BUTTERSCOTCH” is in sale since Sunday, February 28, 2016. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian”. The seller is “glasspheme” and is located in Huntington, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Rare Mammoth Mid+century Vintage Empoli Cased Glass Floor Decanter, Butterscotch
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