Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Italian Hobnail

The term Hobnail has been around since the 1500s and referred to the nails used to secure the sole of a boot, however it is also used in the 20th century and beyond to describe this dotty glass. Typically you see molded versions made popular in the 30s called "Depression Glass", however, what you see here is a masterful hand blown Italian style glass. The dots were either applied or pulled from the base design to achieve the polka dotted raised pattern on these Empoli vases.
12" and 8"

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