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Vintage Mid-Century Modern Empoli Ochre Blue Glass Genie Decanter with Stopper

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Empoli Ochre Blue Glass Genie Decanter with Stopper

Regular price $350.00 USD
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Vintage Mid-Century Modern Empoli Ochre Blue Glass Genie Decanter with Stopper

* See our other listing for Empoli Glass Decanter in Gold

This decanter was purchased new in the 1960s and remained with the original owner.  She is downsizing and is now available for purchase.

Dimensions:  21" Height x Widest Portion Approximately 5" Circumference x 4.25" Approximate Bottom Circumference  

Decanter Height without the Top: 16" Height 

Stopper Dimensions:  6" Height x 2" Widest Portion

Weight: 2 Pounds 10 Ounces

Disclosures:  This decanter is in excellent condition with normal signs of wear for a piece of this age.  (Please see the pictures for details.)

Empoli Glass History:

The history of Empoli glass has its roots in the Renaissance and the Medici court and developed with particular momentum between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when Domenico Lorenzo Levantini began producing ceramic and glass.

Glass processing is an ancient technique common to all ancient cultures, which finds its main purpose in the home and daily life. The glass master pulls the dough glass glowing from the oven, the cave-in molds, the explosion with long metal rods, the work, and the size up to give the final shape.

The charm of the ancient laboratories is still present today: the places where the material is molded through machining with fire and fusion, in a mysterious atmosphere, where lights and shapes stretch like in a story.

The glass was first employed to produce bottles and carboys in a territory, Tuscany, where wine and local produce were the cultural beginning of civilization. The same material is then applied to tools for the table, home furnishings, and home accessories.

The typical green is the traditional color par excellence, derived from the unique raw materials of the Empoli area, which is rich in water basins. The specific point of green is the natural result of sands rich in iron oxide obtained from Lake Montecuccoli.

The climax came in the early twentieth century when production expanded and articulated its reputation as one of the most artistic cradles of Italian characteristics. Nowadays, glass production offers different color variations regarding the aesthetics of the tradition and the elements in nature.

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