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Offline Ivo

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two blue vases - perhaps maltese?
« on: April 20, 2008, 12:00:00 PM »
Two small thickwalled vases in dark blue with with white swirl decor. The bottom is polished matt, not gloss.  Has anyone met this type of glass before?
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Re: two blue vases - perhaps maltese?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 03:21:10 PM »
Hi Ivo,
I dont think theyre Maltese,in fact pretty certain, but cant help much more though!
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Re: two blue vases - perhaps maltese?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 07:11:55 PM »
I was thinking Mtarfa, but you may be right - the quality is too high. Maybe Kosta?
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Re: two blue vases - perhaps maltese?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008, 11:16:37 AM »
Im sure Mtarfa is usually signed, Ivo, im a little apprehensive when giving my opinion
on your pieces, as i know youve been collecting glass and knowledge for alot longer than me ;)
I would say, they look like pieces you may find in a nice department store, John lewis
or maybe  T K Maxx, maybe originating in Eastern  Europe somewhere??

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Offline Sue C

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Re: two blue vases - perhaps maltese?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 06:57:17 AM »
Not all Mtarfa is signed, i had two almost identical pieces, one signed and one with black Mtarfa label but NO sig.

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Re: two blue vases - perhaps maltese?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 11:18:16 AM »
Hi Sue,
i presume you dont mean nearly identical to Ivos' pieces, i agree , just read, not all Mtarfa signed,
i found this nice example on ebay at present,

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320241670430

I just feel its a different style to Ivos, and most seems even more simple than the ebay example.
regards Andy
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Re: two blue vases - perhaps maltese?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008, 05:21:53 PM »
Sorry Andy, i did'nt make myself clear, no, not to Ivo's pieces, just to Mtarfa being signed or not.
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