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Offline nigel benson

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Re: Is this a Mdina glass vase
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2009, 01:52:22 PM »
Hi,

Sorry, about this Sue, But 100% WMF Ikora IMHO  :)

3 things that say it isn't Mdina (you've outlined) then it isn't - if you are using my rule of thumb.

Wrong shape for Mdina.

The bulge at the base is not a Mdina feature.

Colour laid in differently to other Mdina, most notably the ochre, but I'd also query the blues.

You don't list what the three right things might be??

NOTE: My rule of thumb:

If it has 3 distinctive features which are right it probably is.
If it has 3 features which are wrong, it definitely isn't.

Like all rules of thumb there are of course exceptions, however this has worked as guidance for me over the years - note the difference in the two statements, which reflect my experience.

Nigel





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Re: Is this a Mdina glass vase
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2009, 02:33:10 PM »
 :thup:

Thanks for clarifying, Nigel!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Is this a Mdina glass vase
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2009, 09:45:37 PM »
Thanks Nigel and Sue

WMF seems the most likely maker at least we all agree with WMF if not Mdina .

Roy


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Re: Is this a Mdina glass vase
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009, 06:20:43 PM »
An interesting item, discussion, and result  ! :clap:

Will keep my eyes peeled for more WMF
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Re: Is this a Mdina glass vase
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2009, 04:35:58 PM »
I would think a proper fondle might be needed to make a final decision. Shame about the wee chip on the base.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Is this a Mdina glass vase
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2009, 04:54:18 PM »
Thanks Sue

I intend to keep it for the time being, I did see this on ebay the other day and was not sure if it was Mdina or not , thought the colours looked similar to mine

 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LARGE-1970s-MDINA-ART-GLASS-SCULPTURE-VASE_W0QQitemZ260514489110QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Art_Glass?hash=item3ca7dfa316

Thanks Roy


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Re: Is this a Mdina glass vase
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2009, 04:59:58 PM »
Blimey , went for £63  :o
I would have more doubts that one is Mdina than your one :huh:
Andy

( it says large Mdina and its 4 inches tall ! )
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Re: Is this a Mdina glass vase
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2009, 05:03:33 PM »
Decidedly WMF-y, lending support to the WMF camp. I've not seen much WMF in these sorts of colourways before.

Does anybody know if WMF used silver chloride?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Is this a Mdina glass vase
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2009, 05:19:31 PM »
Exactly what I thought looks very WMF shape even if Mdina colour , I wonder if the buyer bought it as Mdina or did they know otherwise.

Maybe they ment heavy for the size rather than large


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Re: Is this a Mdina glass vase
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2009, 05:22:37 PM »
The fact that there were only 2 bids may mean 2 people knew the value, maybe WMFites  ;D
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