This handsome qualitative fish-shaped amber glass bottle was made in the 1960s. This pressed glass bottle was originally conceived as novelty beverage packaging.
The design includes a complex form of scales and fins with a large mouth as the opening of the bottle. This example is still in excellent vintage condition, free of any damage such as chips, cracks, or staining or misting of the glass surfaces. (See photos)
The manufacturer most likely was the figural glass factory Giunti (Italy), who produced these cute fish bottles in at least two sizes and three or four different colours of glass. The glass walls of the bottle are fairly thick which makes them durable. They were originally sealed with a cork (this one is missing).
This large heavy fish-shaped Italian wine bottle with lots of detail is a nice collectable item and looks great in front of a window or on a table catching the sunlight, a very decorative item.
This fish bottle is of much better quality than the new wine bottles. Considerable attention has been paid to the design and manufacture.
Height cm - Weight 1775 grams
Width 38.5 cm - Depth 11.5 cm
The photos are a part of the description of this lot.
- Large Vintage Italian amber glass bottle in the shape of a fish
- Manufacturer/ Brand
- Giunti & Figli
- Country of Origin
- Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
- 190×385×115 mm
- 1775 g