1960s Italian Empoli AV White Opalina and Red Glass Pitcher Vase 1970s - c. 16" / 41 cm tall

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1960s Italian Empoli AV White Opalina and Red Glass Pitcher Vase 1970s - c. 16" / 41 cm tall
1960s Italian Empoli AV White Opalina and Red Glass Pitcher Vase 1970s - c. 16" / 41 cm tall
1960s Italian Empoli AV White Opalina and Red Glass Pitcher Vase 1970s - c. 16" / 41 cm tall
1960s Italian Empoli AV White Opalina and Red Glass Pitcher Vase 1970s - c. 16" / 41 cm tall
1960s Italian Empoli AV White Opalina and Red Glass Pitcher Vase 1970s - c. 16" / 41 cm tall
1960s Italian Empoli AV White Opalina and Red Glass Pitcher Vase 1970s - c. 16" / 41 cm tall
1960s Italian Empoli AV White Opalina and Red Glass Pitcher Vase 1970s - c. 16" / 41 cm tall
1960s Italian Empoli AV White Opalina and Red Glass Pitcher Vase 1970s - c. 16" / 41 cm tall
1960s Italian Empoli AV White Opalina and Red Glass Pitcher Vase 1970s - c. 16" / 41 cm tall

THE ITEM

This chic, Modernist piece is of handblown art glass by AV glassworks of Empoli, Italy. 

The tall, elegant pitcher form carries subtle details demonstrating the skill and craftsmanship applied during production. Details such as the adapted 'Jack in the Pulpit' rim, the slender neck and the accentuated bulb - all of which is complemented by refined handle and base. 

The white Opaline glass is opaque and the translucency allows the vase to glow when in sunlight, superbly offsetting the transparent red accents. 

A BIT OF HISTORY

Unfortunately, there is little information about the AV glass company, however it is known that the company was based in Empoli. The town of Empoli, in the Tuscany region, near Florence has a history of high quality glassware being produced as far back as the thirteenth century.

CONDITION

Excellent. No chips, cracks,or scratches, please see photos as part of condition report. The original 'Hand, AV, Made in Italy' label, in good and legible condition is present. 

MEASUREMENTS

Height: c. 16.1" /  41 cm tall (from base to rim) x 4.3" / 11 cm base diameter.

Unpackaged weight:  1 kg / 968 g

NOTES

Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.