This is a sign of excellent quality glass as seen in other top makers such as Steuben glass etc. The fish sculpture is beautifully done.The fish topper unscrews and is detachable from the base portion of the decanter. The decanter appears to have the original cork and liquor. I did not attempt to open the bottle, however it does appear that it has not been tampered with. There is a green foil label that reads Girlamo Luxardo 1821 Excelsor. There is another green foil label on the bottom which not really legible. This is a substantially large piece measuring 9" long by 11.5" tall. It is in excellent condition with no damage.
History: At the fall of the Venetian republic in 1797, Zara was designated the capital of the Kingdom of Dalmatia, under Austrian sovereignity. A citizen from Genova, Girolamo Luxardo, was sent to Zara as consular representative of the Kingdom of Sardinia; he moved there with his family in 1817. His wife Maria Canevari was especially interested in perfecting a "rosolio maraschino", a liqueur produced in Dalmatia since medieval times and often made in convents. Her husband Girolamo founded a distillery in 1821 to produce Maraschino.
After 8 years of research and perfecting the product he obtained an exclusive "privilege" from the Emperor of Austria: this was a valuable and cherished acknowledgment of the superior quality of the Luxardo liqueur, and today the firm continues to be proud to bear the denomination of: "PRIVILEGIATA FABBRICA MARASCHINO EXCELSIOR". Please ask any additional questions you might have.
The item "Rare Vintage Murano Luxardo Liquor Wine Fish Art Glass Venetian Decanter Bottle" is in sale since Saturday, November 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian". The seller is "tques_fan-addict" and is located in Leesport, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.