Empoli Glass Genie Bottles Identification Guide + Gallery

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This section is for decorative glass bottles and decanters, sometimes with matching glasses, made in or near the town of Empoli, Italy. Collectors now refer to these as "Genie" bottles. They were originally sold containing wine, bubble bath, or empty as a decorative item. Old advertisements show these being sold in the 1960's/70's for as cheap as 99 cents each. Glass factories that produced these bottles include Vetreria Artistica Sanminiatello (V.A.S.), Veteria Pesa, and quite possibly others. They are often marked "Made in Italy" in raised lettering on the base, but not always. Mostly machine made using moulds, the quality can often be quite crude, with obvious seams, air bubbles and other flaws, but this has not stopped them from becoming very collectable in modern times, with collectors seeing these flaws as part of their charm.

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LARGE Empoli Italian Green Glass Genie Bottle / Decanter

A green textured glass decorative "Genie" bottle, with waves design. Made in the Empoli region of Italy. Marked "Made in Italy" on the base.

Empoli Huge Italian Green Glass Decanter/Bottle

A green textured glass decorative "Genie" bottle, made in the Empoli region of Italy.

Empoli Large Italian Green Glass 'Zodiac' Decanter/Bottle

A green textured glass decorative "Genie" bottle, decorated with signs of the zodiac. Made in the Empoli region of Italy. Marked "Made in Italy" on the base.

LARGE Empoli Italian Blue Glass Snake Skin 'Genie' Bottle

A blue textured glass decorative "Genie" bottle with snakeskin pattern, made in the Empoli region of Italy. Marked "Depose" to base.

Empoli Italian Green Glass Geometric Decanter/Bottle

A green textured glass decanter / bottle, made in the Empoli region of Italy. Marked "Made in Italy" on the base.

Empoli Italian Blue Glass Geometric Decanter/Bottle

A blue textured glass decanter / bottle, made in the Empoli region of Italy. Marked "Made in Italy" on the base.

Empoli Italian Vintage Blue Glass Dice Decanter / Bottle

A blue textured glass decanter / bottle with 'dice' design, made in the Empoli region of Italy. Based on the 'Noppa' design by Erkkitapio Siiroinen for Riihimaki.

Empoli Italian Green Glass Decanter + Tumblers Set - Marked

A blue textured glass dice decanter / bottle with matching tumblers, made in the Empoli region of Italy. All tumblers are marked "Made in Italy" on the base.

Empoli Italian Blue Textured Glass Decanter/Bottle

A blue textured glass decanter / bottle, made in the Empoli region of Italy. Marked "Made in Italy" on the base.

Empoli Italian Red Textured Glass Decanter/Bottle

A red textured glass decanter / bottle, made in the Empoli region of Italy. Marked "Made in Italy" on the base.

Empoli Italian Green Glass Decanter + Tumblers Set - Marked

A green textured, dimpled glass decanter / bottle with matching tumblers, made in the Empoli region of Italy. All have "Made in Italy" on the base. Interestingly, the exact same bottle design can be found, marked "Made in Taiwan".

Empoli Italian Green Glass Fruit Tumblers x 4 - Marked

A set of four green textured glass tumblers with fruit design, made in the Empoli region of Italy. All have "Made in Italy" on the base.

Empoli Italian Blue Glass Retro Cat Decanter / Bottle

A blue textured glass cat decanter / bottle, made in the Empoli region of Italy.

Empoli Italian Blue Glass Decanter/Bottle - Marked

A blue textured glass decanter / bottle, made in the Empoli region of Italy. Marked "Made in Italy" on the base.

Empoli Italian Green Glass Decanter/Bottle - Marked

A green textured glass decanter / bottle, made in the Empoli region of Italy. Marked "Made in Italy" on the base.


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