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Offline flying free

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mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« on: January 16, 2010, 06:18:53 PM »
Hi
I know I MUST get a copy of Mark Hill's book at some point (I have had 20th century glass for Christmas and Marcus' book as well :angel:) but since I only have 3 pieces of Mdina, for the moment I have to wait.  
Could I ask yet again for some help on a Mdina (I think from my searching?) piece please?

I think this is described as an obelisk but could it be a pyramid?  What is it named really?  It is 8.5" tall and has a polished flat base no signature.  When did these stop being produced ( obtuse question which could be reworded to 'does anyone know what period this may be from'  ;D) ?

The colour of this has led me to think my Carafe is green, rather than blue.  But then as I say, I know nothing...however having stood this next to the side stripe and also the carafe, I would say the side stripe is turquoise, the carafe green based and this piece, dark turquoise or teal.  Or am I barking up the wrong tree in that they are from different ranges anyway?
Another question, would that make the carafe an earlier piece if it did turn out to be green based? rather than blue?

Any help very much appreciated and many thanks in advance  :)
m

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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2010, 06:39:35 PM »
Hi m,
In Marks book they are called obelisks, 1970s-90s.
I think they were made in many sizes, i have 7.5, 9.5 and 11.5 inches, i havent seen many of the larger
ones.
i should think the carafe is 1970s/80s.
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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2010, 06:49:31 PM »
Andy's quite right, Mdina obelisk, late 70's-90's.  Not made during Michael Harris' time. Have a few myself all around the same height, though have seen a couple that were around a foot tall.

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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010, 06:59:37 PM »
Thank you both  :)
Andy they look great together.  Do they come in other colours/mixes or was it just this teal colour? 

'though have seen a couple that were around a foot tall'  :o  WOW!  they must be stunning. 

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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2010, 07:13:01 PM »
The taller ones are bigger in proportion all over, seriously heavy!

Most come in the teal colour but have also seen an ochre coloured one.

Pic of a couple of mine
http://picasaweb.google.com/guinearescue/SuzySGlass#5314916074261732370

Circa Glass - this one is 27cmH
http://www.circaglass.co.uk/phdi/p2.nsf/popup?readform&sup=circa&img=E205b.JPG

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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2010, 07:51:54 PM »
I think ive seen one in brown/sandy striped pattern :huh:
and i dont want to boast, but my 11 1/2 inch one is pretty impressive  :-[

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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2010, 09:26:57 PM »
 ;D

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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010, 11:40:15 AM »

The image of the one at circa IS the one in the book, (p. 52). (Look carefully!)
I'm personally a little bit unsure about it, the rim appears to be ground, whereas even if the neck of something was rather uneven, it was usually fire-polished.

When I see a ground finish on a neck, I normally rather suspect a repair. But never say never.

This particular obelisk also appears to be hollow, but I've never had my sticky mitts on it. If it's triangular in shape, I'd personally think it might be a tricorn bottle missing it's flange/button bit.

To be sure though, I'd need to get hold of it.
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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010, 12:48:32 PM »
Sue,
I tend to agree, i thought it looked hollow,something not right there.
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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2010, 05:03:26 PM »
I think your on the button there Sue - just checked the Miller's site (they've used the same pic as the book too) and called it a vase.

http://www.millersantiquesguide.com/items/33319/1970s-mdina-glass-three-sided-sculptural-vase-1075in/

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