You're looking at a TOWERING 25" tall mid-century Empoli cased glass decanter with teardrop stopper in PURE WHITE in excellent vintage condition!
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 mid-century pieces. The earlier pieces, from the 1950s and 1960s, tend 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 all mid-century Italian hand-blown cased glass continues to appreciate sharply, the older thicker more substantial pieces (like this beautiful decanter) remain amongst the most collectable.
DIMENSIONS: ~25" tall
CONDITION: EXCELLENT, with light expected wear
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