This textured freeform set was made by hand in Italy by IVV Industria Vetraria Valdarnese. The pattern is Glacier, and it actually looks and feels like ice, but without the coldness of ice. The glass is of superior quality. It is crystal clear in color. Some of the photos show it a bit yellowish. It is not. It looks to be the color of clear ice. It is nice and thick and heavy. Glass is sonorous and doesn’t merely ring when tapped – it resonates and makes a very nice sound.
It is in mint condition, having never been used. I removed the remnants of paper labels, that is how I know it was never used. Each piece still has the original gold label still affixed.
Large platter or underplate is ever so slightly concave and measures 14-1/2” across. Bowl is 13-1/4 diameter x 3-1/4” H. Gold labels each is marked IVV Glacier Made in Italy handcrafted 10K Gold Not Suitable for Dishwashers.
IVV Industria Vetraria Valdarnese, was established back in 1952 by a group of master glassmakers. The company is still in business and is renowned being one of Europe’s leading manufacture of handmade glass. This set was made by hand by a master glassmaker. Never Microwave or put in a dishwasher.