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Amber Art Glass 12" Footed Decanter /Twist Handle with Etched and Gilded Band /Unknown Maker and Age

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    Posted 7 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1156 items)

    So this is what you buy when you don't want to come home empty handed. Cheap and interesting sometimes has to do. This looks like it's a quality piece with the etching, gilding, and twisted handle and stem, but it's a bit worn and I think the stopper is missing. What I thought was a water mark in the neck feels too rough for that. The etched gilt band is about 40% gone but the spout and the base are still nice. I'm thinking Czech/ Bohemian. The gilt and etching seem a little to fussy for an Italian piece unless it's Venetian than maybe but I'm not sure..
    -Mike-

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      How big Mike?

      I have one here similar shape but totally different in colour marked Made in Italy.
      Thing is, these were a fashion and I suppose lots of glasshouses made their own version so may be meaningless.
      If I get some photos done I will put mine up later.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Karen and Ken :)...... Oh darn I new I forgot something. It's 12" tall .
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      My guesses would be:

      Empoli (Italy), or Pilgrim or Bombay..............but with the etching.....Not sure.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Posted mine now Mike:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/126437-empoli-italy-satin-glass-pitcher?in=activity

      Mine is smaller (9in) and may I say, prettier, and now I look at it the foot is different.
      General shape is similar and so is the handle so think whatever maker you wish - I won't disagree! lol

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