Mid-Century Empoli Art Glass Checked Snifter

Mid-Century Empoli Art Glass Checked Snifter


This glass vase was made on the west side of Italy in the Empoli region, where blown glass has been made for nearly a thousand years. Empoli glass is made from a composition of the iron-rich sands of the region. This piece boasts the popular Empoli amber coloring that the manufacturing exclusive to the region. The air bubbles commonly found in blown glass are visible throughout the vessel. It features a dimpled geometric pattern that accentuates its reflectivity, has a pedestal style base, and has a very subtly fluted rim.

  • Maker: Artisanal, unknown

  • Material: Blown glass, Empoli Amber coloring

  • Epoch: 1950s-1960s

  • Dimensions: 10.5” x 7”

  • Procurement: Columbus, Ohio

  • Origin: Empoli, Italy

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