V.B. Opaline Florence glass - shown below is our current range of vases, bowls and other decorative vintage collectable Venetian glassware by V.B. Opaline Florence of Empoli, Tuscany, Italy.
The glassware items in this section were produced in the region of Empoli, near Florence, Italy, and are often found with labels that read "V.B. Opaline Florence, Made in Italy". Information is sketchy, even the name of the company cannot be confirmed. 'Opaline Florence' probably refers to the type of glass (opaline glass made in Florence). It has been thought for some time that V.B. could be the initials of the company name, however I have recently come across some similar items with very similar labels, some which read "Veritable Opaline Florence, Made in Italy", and others which read "Hand, AV, Made in Italy". Therefore I think it is possible that the initials "V.B." and "A.V." may stand for something else, or possibly indicate a company name change. In which case, the manufacturer of these items could be one of several Empoli companies. More information needed!