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Offline chopin-liszt

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Sue's glass from the last Cambridge glass fair
« on: September 14, 2005, 09:45:14 AM »
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I only got these home recently, when my family were in Scotland for the Ysart Conference. I was unable to bring them home with me at the time.  :cry:

Allister Malcolm "Platinum" vase:- (sadly, photos do not do this piece justice - the glass is incredibly thick and the vase HAS to bee seen in three dimensions to get the true idea of it's beauty.)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/f4158d38.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/b8ead22e.jpg

Allister Malcolm "bobbles" (could be for Christmas tree, or just hanging somewhere all year round - or both!)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/edfedda0.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/bc36940d.jpg

Gill Mannings-Cox vase

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/ae718a40.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/ae02da18.jpg

Peter Layton vase

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/9bab303a.jpg

Mdina cube vase and unusual "amber" decanter

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/dc4ee942.jpg
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


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Sue's glass from the last Cambridge glass fair
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2005, 08:41:25 AM »
Sue, All I can say is WOW. If this is what you brought home, I can only imagine what all was there. It had to be a sight to behold. Thanks for sharing. Terry


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Sue's glass from the last Cambridge glass fair
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005, 09:42:35 AM »
What a haul Sue ! You must be very pleased.

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Allister Malcolm "Platinum" vase:- (sadly, photos do not do this piece justice - the glass is incredibly thick and the vase HAS to bee seen in three dimensions to get the true idea of it's beauty.)

Some pieces just don't photograph well and sometimes it's the more interesting ones. Dimensionality / depth is just one of the things which does not translate well to 2 dimensions. Lighting is key of course but you could spend hours, days even in a fully equipped studio and still fail.

unusual "amber" decanter
Is this the one you mentioned in another thread about early / cloudy Mdina ??

Mdina cube vase ???
Looks like an axe head / lolipop !!! Yet another name ? or differences in styling not apparent ?
Pete


Offline chopin-liszt

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2005, 10:07:04 AM »
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Hello Peter, Yes, the cloudy amber bottle is the one mentioned in an earlier thread. The "cube" vase is not like the "axeheads"/"fish" or "lollipop" vases. If you look carefully, there is a rounded corner facing you. There are four polished facets, and four rounded corners, so the vase is sort of cube shaped, not flattened like the fish/axehead/lollipop. I have seen these described as "hammerhead". I have not yet heard back from Ron Wheeler about which name is given to which vase, and I did not get a chance to ask him at the Cambridge Fair. What I do know is that "axehead" is not a term originally used by Mdina or Isle of Wight Studio Glass. :roll::roll::roll:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2005, 07:04:35 PM »
Hi,
You're right Sue, of course. The name 'axehead' was not used by Mdina or the Isle of Wight studio to describe the rounded/angled heavily clear cased vases with thin necks. It was my fault entirely. I co-write the DK Collectables Price Guide with Judith Miller and described a piece using that name in there once. It seems to have stuck. The correct name is 'Fish'. Think manta ray, I guess. Similar rounded examples without casing are 'Lollipops' and the heavy square section faceted one you have, well like so many Mdina shapes, it doesn't really have a name - I have seen them called 'hammer head' as you say. That sandy cylindrical stoppered bottle is highly unusual - seen plenty in green/blue, but never that one. The neck is also slightly longer than usual. Great piece!
Mark
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2005, 08:15:35 PM »
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Hello Mark, Lovely to see you here as well as to have met you at the fair! Thanks very much for elucidating these descriptions! Ron Wheeler described and Isle of Wight Studio Glass vase I have as a "fish" when I put it on the IoWSG forum asking for identification, but it is a shape I describe as a "lollipop", so I got really confused. Situation normal then!!!
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


 

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