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Isle of Wight - Mdina - or who else?
« on: April 25, 2007, 02:07:38 PM »
I have this standard sized paperweight, aqua glass, with a small foot.  I had thought the internal pattern looked very like Mdina or earlier IOW, but I can't find any mention in Mark Hill's book of this shape with a foot for either house.

Not signed, there is a shear mark - like the "scorpion" on Murano clowns - on the underside.  Did Murano ever make this colour or shape? 

Any suggestions welcome

Here are the pics:

side
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6651
top
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6653
base
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6652

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Re: Isle of Wight - Mdina - or who else?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007, 02:23:54 PM »
Hmmm  ???  Those colours are very Mdina-ish IMHO.  No idea if Mdina ever did weights with a foot or not, and no idea if Murano ever did this sort of weight either!  But I'd have guessed at Mdina myself, just by the colours.  Sorry to be so vague  :-\   
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Re: Isle of Wight - Mdina - or who else?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007, 02:34:26 PM »
Oh no problem with vagueness Leni, I feel just the same myself... I opened up Mark's book thinking I would find it straight away, and then to find nothing of that shape at all, I am now questioning my initial thoughts.

It is rather like the Aurene colours in an old IOW swirl I had, but that had a flame pontil (albeit rather smudged, it was nevertheless visible as a dent if nothing else).  So I am doubtful it would be IOW, the base just doesn't look right.

Although to be honest, all the Mdina bases I have seen have been ground and polished, and this isn't. 

So back to stage one.  ???



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Re: Isle of Wight - Mdina - or who else?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007, 01:09:58 PM »
Lynne, compare the colours of mine which has the IOW flame pontil to the base - yes the footed bit on yours is unusual (mine doesn't have this) but the internal patterns of both of ours are very similar...

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6688

BTW, do you reckon mine is an 'Aurene'?



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Re: Isle of Wight - Mdina - or who else?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007, 01:16:16 PM »
Lynne, check out the footed paperweight on the Circa Glass website (link below)...

http://www.circaglass.co.uk/phdi/p2.nsf/supppages/circa?opendocument&part=6

I found this quite by coincidence as I was trying to find out a pattern name for my one (shown in the above post).  It seems yours could well be IOW.


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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2007, 02:05:00 PM »
Gosh!  It certainly looks like it! :D  I wonder why it was finished in a different way!  (Or unfinished?  :-\
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Re: Isle of Wight - Mdina - or who else?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2007, 07:59:08 PM »
Lynne, compare the colours of mine which has the IOW flame pontil to the base - yes the footed bit on yours is unusual (mine doesn't have this) but the internal patterns of both of ours are very similar...

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6688
Oh great Pip, thanks very much!  It's a lovely weight, I wish it was marked though...

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BTW, do you reckon mine is an 'Aurene'?



I spoke to Ron Wheeler at the last Cambridge Fair about the last one I had, which looked like Blue Aurene,  and he checked out his Aurene lists for me, the paperweight wasn't part of the Aurene range, but the colours were used as part of the Swirled paperweight range apparently. 


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Re: Isle of Wight - Mdina - or who else?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2007, 06:40:58 PM »
Cheers Lynne - I've found the shape in Mark's book also.


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Re: Isle of Wight - Mdina - or who else?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2007, 07:44:11 PM »
What page Pip? I looked through but didn't see it?

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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2007, 11:08:23 PM »
What page Pip? I looked through but didn't see it?

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Hi Lynne - sorry to be confusing, I was talking about my weight - yours isn't in Mark's book.  But the link I gave earlier to the CircaGlass website does show one the same shape as yours.

 

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