Posted 1 year ago
I remember the day I won the bid on this apothocary jar. I couldnt wait to get my hands on it and do the research. Everything about it screamed quality, and I was right. It was made by the Empoli Co., an Italian Glass company. From what I can find they have stores in New York, where to my opinion is where alot of the art glass originated since the ports to the U.S. were there. It stands almost 13" tall by 6" wide at the center with that gorgeous scalloped top and lid around 3 1/2" wide. I believe this was made in the 50's but not sure. There are what appear to be cracks or stretch marks in the glass around the bottom that I could not capture on camera. They say Empoli, Italy and I believe the artist name although Im still trying to decipher that one. I have looked at some of the Empoli line online and the prices are everywhere. I havent found this exact one but some close to it. I have seen these get up to the $1,200 range so far. But I won it online for $31.00. Needless to say I am very pleased to own such a beautiful example of Empoli glass. Thanks.