Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Festivo Fakes

In Art Glass > Scandinavian Art Glass > Show & Tell and Lamps > Candlesticks and Candelabra > Show & Tell.
Art Glass14074 of 1759930 inch tall Le Verre Francais vase,unknown decor namecranberry color glass  ? maker
Love it
Like it

AntiqageAntiqage loves this.
Moonstonelover21Moonstonelover21 loves this.
bratjddbratjdd loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
lasslass loves this.
See 4 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(364 items)

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.

My Observations:
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.


  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Yes that is true lovely but sometimes, when you are combing through all the made in China noise, round or not is difficult. Plus some of mine are dang close it really interesting though.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    This is very informative. I've been caught many a time too!
  3. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Haven't we all! It was a fun little experiment. I hope to start a trend here. Tips at spotting fakes.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    That I've not seen here in Australia. But give it time. We lag behind here on some things. Time wise we are ahead of everywhere except New Zealand and inky!
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    That is really interesting Eye4, I haven't seen that either.
  6. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Fakes are in the air...
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Made a run to donate today, cleaning out closets, toy room, etc and there were a TON of people dropping off at the Amvet truck...maybe the thrifts will heat up.
  8. lass lass, 5 years ago
    You see these a lot in Norway! Thanks for sharing.
  9. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    So beautiful! Never tire of Festivo! : )
  10. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Even the fakes ones are beautiful : )
  11. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 years ago
    You can see the difference.I have had mine since new.I wonder if you can take a look at my wine glasses I got on the weekend.They may be real. I have not seen fakes so not sure.Thanks
    Cheers Rose

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.