1960s Italian Glass Bottles from Empoli (Tuscany) - Blue - SOLD
SOLD - Glass making in Empoli goes back to when glass containers were made to hold the locally produced wines. Starting from the mid-19th century, the classic green "flasks" with their straw covered bases progressively grew in importance both in Italy and the wider international context.
Green Empoli glass hasn’t only been used to make wine bottles though. The production reached its golden age in the period between the two World Wars, when decorative objects were produced.
Nowadays, Empoli and its surroundings are one of the most important glass producing regions in Italy. Green glass is worked together with yellow and blue varieties. Artistic glass works are increasing in popularity again, both hand worked and blown varieties, and are often destined to be used as part of home furnishings.
A little south of Empoli, in Gambassi, glass making goes back to the 13th century (several archeological digs have uncovered ancient kilns) and a permanent exhibition cherishes a collection of glass products across the centuries. The glassmakers of Gambassi were well known throughout Italy during the Renaissance period.
Dimensions: 58cm tall