Exquisite 22" tall mid-century Italian satin (satinato) glass decanter in teal with flat-rimmed neck and clear tear-drop stopper. The remant of a red "Made in Italy" label remains, but no further clue about its origins. While Italian satin glass production is almost universally sold online as "Carlo Moretti", this beautiful piece bears no resemblence to his other designs. Rather, I believe that this piece was produced in Empoli based on popular midcentury US designs (e.g. Blenko's shot glass decanter and tear-drop stoppers). Even the teal is a perfect match for Blenko's PEACOCK.
We don't like to use the work "RARE" in our listings because it is woefully overused in the online glass market on the most common pieces. We only do so when the piece is seriously rare and we can prove it. This piece here is PROBABLY very rare--but only because, in our 15 years of collecting (and this was one of our early acquistions), this is the only one we've ever come across. So we're going to call it "UNCOMMON" and if anyone can reference this piece for us--find another online, in a book, etc., we'll send you a coupon for $50 off anything in the store.
DIMENSIONS: 22" tall
CONDITION: Very Good -- some light scuffs, interior staining on the base under strong direct light, nothing to impact this beauty's elegance and appeal on display or in use.
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