|Drioli - History|
modern-day collectors of "Drioli bottles" we are talking about the
decorative, Italian hand-painted majolica decanters, and glass liqueur
bottles, bearing the Drioli name, which were produced from the 1950's
through to the 70's. In reality though, the company and name of Drioli dates
back to 18th century Dalmatia, to a place called Zara (also known as “Zadar”),
a port city which is now part of Croatia.
After the destruction of Zara, the Drioli
company relocated to a place called Mira, near Venice. It is during this
time after the war, during the 1950’s, that Drioli started to use fancy,
hand-decorated ceramic bottles for their liqueur products, to be sold as
souvenir giftware for the burgeoning package holiday market.
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