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Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Show and Tell – Pears and Apples

Show and Tell
Show and Tell Friday is hosted by the very talented Kelli at There is No Place Like Home

Since the 1990’s I’ve had a couple items that my middle sister really likes, and she keeps asking me if I’ve found any for her. They are two blown glass pear figures that were made in Italy. I bought them at an Ethan Allan Gallery that was shifting to become a Pennsylvania House store.

They are in a mottled peach color with green stems, and measure 9" tall x 6" across.
The sticker on the bottom reads "Handcrafted in Italy/ Expressly for/ Ethan Allen"
I also bought two bright green apple figures and one yellow lemon figures, from the same Italian series. I let my sister have the lemon and one of the apples. Here is the apple I have left; it measures 6" tall x 5 1/2" across:


Have any of you seen these glass fruit? I would like to learn more about them, and even find two more pears for my sister to have.

Thanks for stopping by today. Your comment is most welcome. Visit more Show and Tell at There is No Place Like Home.

12 comments:

Chari said...

Hi Carrie...

Oooh...what beautiful glass fruit! I seen glass fruit when I was in Venice, Italy about 4 yrs. ago. There is a small island next to Venice called Murano where they make so much of the Italian hand blown glass. I bet you anything they were made on Murano! They're so beautiful and really unique! I sure wish you the best in finding more!!!

Thanks for sharing these pretties with all of us today!
Warmest wishes,
Chari

Janet said...

Oh wow! I am going to Murano next year and will be sure to have a look out for something similar. They are beautiful and so different!

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...this is something I'd truly love to have in MY home.

My show n tell is decades old toys. Come on over if you can find time.

Happy Friday.

Cindy said...

Lovely glass. Wish I did know more about it. Love your teapots on the side.
cindy

Love Bears All Things said...

They are pretty. I don't like green so the green one does nothing for me. Thanks for sharing.
Mama Bear

Carla said...

I have never seen these! Good luck on your search (have you tried ebay?)

Susan said...

I have never seen them before but the ones you have are lovely. Hope you can find some more.
Susan

Carrie said...

Hi Chari,
I was in Venice and Murano back in 1970 and got to visit a glass factory. However, as a poor graduate student I could not afford any of the beautiful wares they offered in their shop.
Carrie

Carrie said...

Hi Carla,
No, I actually have not done a search on Ebay, but I think I should. Thanks for the idea,
Carrie

Karen said...

I agree. I would check EBay. Let us know if you find them. They are really pretty.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Those are fantastic!!!

Kelli said...

They are gorgeous! So light and delicate.
~Kelli