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Offline Pat

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Blue decanter help please
« on: July 02, 2006, 02:52:30 PM »
I bought this because I like it and I'm a sucker for textured glass. The colour is not so green as the photo shows it a a blue/grey colour. My first instinct said Italian but then I I started thinking again and really don't know. I've seen one somewhere but can't remember where. Can anyone help please?

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Offline Tigerchips

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2006, 04:54:49 PM »
Similar stoppers from Holmegaard but I think it might be Italian like you say. Very Pop Art, er, if that is the right term to use.

Is the stopper hollow and does it have a small hole in it?

Don't know why I asked that actually but I'd be more willing to say it's Italian if it has. Just going off something I've seen on eBay. Probably showing myself up once again.  :roll:  :oops:


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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2006, 05:07:35 PM »
Yep the stopper is hollow with a small hole in it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2006, 05:40:25 PM »
Holmegaard only really did stoppers like that for Carnaby vases.

My first instinct is Italian too. I suppose Poland might be a possibility?


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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2006, 06:07:41 PM »
I am almost certain it's not Polish. (Says she of limited knowledge). Still leaning towards Italian.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2006, 06:26:43 AM »
The design seems to be loosely based on the "Bottiglia a Fili" from Paolo Venini in the mid- 1950s, and would have been most likely produced in or around Empoli some time during the 1960s.
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