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    Posted 8 years ago

    AmberRose
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    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.

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    Comments

    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 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, 8 years ago
      This is very informative. I've been caught many a time too!
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 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, 8 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, 8 years ago
      That is really interesting Eye4, I haven't seen that either.
    6. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Fakes are in the air...
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 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, 8 years ago
      You see these a lot in Norway! Thanks for sharing.
    9. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 8 years ago
      So beautiful! Never tire of Festivo! : )
    10. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 8 years ago
      Even the fakes ones are beautiful : )
    11. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 7 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

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