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Author Topic: Decanter on a Czech theme - Made in Italy  (Read 608 times)

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Offline Chris Harrison

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Decanter on a Czech theme - Made in Italy
« on: May 02, 2007, 04:51:43 PM »
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Looks like the pattern on the vases and ashtrays by Jan Schmid for Rosice or Libochovice (I forget which).  Except that it has a star-moulded base with MADE IN ITALY embossed on it.  The colour would seem to be good for Empoli.

Another example of an Italian manufacturer "borrowing" from the Czech glass designers? 

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Re: Decanter on a Czech theme - Made in Italy
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2007, 10:57:05 PM »
It wouldn't surprise me if the influence was as you suspected Chris.  Does your decanter have a plastic coated stopper?  I remember buying a Aurinkopullojen lookalike decanter years ago, which turned up having 'Made In Italy' on the bottom.   ::)

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Re: Decanter on a Czech theme - Made in Italy
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 06:07:36 PM »
Yup, with plastic vanes sticking out like with cheapo imitation champagne corks. 

I guess the Comecon East Europeans didn't patent their designs or sue when their ideas got nicked.

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