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unknown satin stopper bottles/decanters
« on: April 21, 2008, 07:44:48 PM »
hi all,

i have these bottles which are marked on the bottom with small gold square labels that say, "MADE IN ITALY - MURANO". one is cobalt, the other is a light turquoise color. the turquoise one is about .5" taller than the cobalt. both have a satin finish with clear, satin stoppers. they are sort of similar to some Moretti pieces that i've seen but i have not found others in this shape. any ideas on a possible maker and/or age? i'm out of ideas for further research so any ideas, guesses, hunches, etc are most appreciated.

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Re: unknown satin stopper bottles/decanters
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 08:01:41 PM »
 They do look so Moretti dont they.

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Re: unknown satin stopper bottles/decanters
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 12:47:43 AM »
Moretti is all that comes to mind when i look at them but in all my research i've never found this shape positively attributed as such, so... hopefully someone will recognize them.
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Re: unknown satin stopper bottles/decanters
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 05:22:06 AM »
They look like Moretti to me, too. They look like the glass pictured on p.184 of Pina's Italian Glass, although the decanter there seems to have a flatter shoulder and obviously a different stopper. I wonder if Moretti made different forms and stopper for different distributors.

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Re: unknown satin stopper bottles/decanters
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 02:36:32 PM »
They look like Moretti to me, too. They look like the glass pictured on p.184 of Pina's Italian Glass, although the decanter there seems to have a flatter shoulder and obviously a different stopper. I wonder if Moretti made different forms and stopper for different distributors.

David

David, good call. that's pretty close. have you seen this label before? it's so nondescript i wonder if it will be helpful at all in dating?

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