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Marquina 1961 oil cruet

“With the same simplicity of a handmade drawing, in 1961, our father and grandfather designed this oil cruet. This iconic piece is probably one of the most copied objects of Spanish design. nanimarquina is now in charge of production, guaranteeing its authenticity.


The Marquina Family

“The shape of oil cruets at the time clearly indicated what was expected of them, but reality left much to be desired. The latter consideration led me to design an oil dispenser that, aside from a dignified presence, would no explanation and would comply with the intended use without inconvenience.”


Rafael Marquina

Photo credit: (c) JOAN PUIG/El Periodico de Catalunya.





This ingenious oil cruet solves the problem of driping, a masterful solution that had never been fixed before by other cruet designs. A transparent, stable, and precise product, that offers the essence of true design.

This design won the first ADI-FAD Gold Delta in 1961.

Benefits of the oil cruet


1. Spout design enables steady, smooth and precise flow
2. Grinding treatment of the cruet’s neck and spout base ensures both parts to hold together while serving and airtightness to protect virgin olive oil.
3. Double taper ensures a safe and clean grip and makes handle dispensable.
4. Removable spout for easy filling and cleaning
5. A slot in the spout’s base allows entry of air and collects olive drops that return into the flask
6. Broad base avoids tipping.


Glass impermeability avoids leaks and the container is dishwasher safe.
The transparency of the glass allows to identify the liquid.

This iconic piece is probably one of the most copied objects of Spanish design. nanimarquina is now the editor, guaranteeing its authenticity maintaining the original proportions and design, as well as adding the signature the author located on the base of the cruet.

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