Posted 3 years ago
Festivo by Iittala are/have been faked quite a bit. This week I purposely bought a pair of fakes, so that I could do a little side by side comparison.
It is funny because when you see them side by side, it seems obvious. However, when you are wandering around a flea/thrift/etc it can get a little blinding. Something shiny seems so right in the sea of junk.
1) the real ones are beefier (see second picture)
2) real ones are a little shorter, but that can be really difficult to determine when you are in the field
3) the "cave" where you put the candle is much deeper on the fakes. (note candy cane)
4) the "ridging" on the real ones is rough and covers the entire height of the candle stick...not the top or the bottom.
Well I hope that helps you when you are on your next hunt. I will say if I didn't have my lovely Festivos, I'd kinda like the fakes. But they really pale when seated side by side.