Pair of 1960s Large Tortoiseshell Empoli Plate

Found in Empoli, Pair of 1960s Large Tortoiseshell Empoli PlateEmpoli

This incredible pair of hand-blown Tortoiseshell plates / centre pieces were made in Empoli in the 1960s. Empoli, the historic town near Florence, has a long heritage of glass blowing dating back to the 13th century but came into fashion in the 1920s through to the 1960s when many pieces became collector's items . The plates have tiny bubbles evidencing the hand-blown nature of the glass and the plates has the mark on the base where the molten glass was cut from the blow pipe. These are exceptional pieces in excellent condition. A rare find which we are unlikely to come across again.

Dimensions: H5cm X W45cm X D45cm and H5cm X W54cm X D54cm


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