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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2010, 05:12:11 PM »
'Fraid I'm no David Bailey and don't have a smart set up for photography, but I've tried to get "sun-through-the-glass" and "sun-on-the-glass" images of the bottle from a couple of angles.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/more%20glass/tricorn1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/more%20glass/tricorn3.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/more%20glass/tricorn4.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/more%20glass/tricorn6.jpg

and yes, f-f, when you enlarge the Miller's Guide image, it certainly does look as if there's a hole at the top - not only that, but you can see where the thickness of the internal wall is, through it, directly in line with the inside of the hole-bit.

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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2010, 06:01:44 PM »
Dreamy bottle.

No David Bailey? You do yourself an injustice Sue.

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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2010, 06:26:52 PM »
 :) Thanks - it's got some nice irridesence.

Do you see where I'm coming from over the "Obelisk" description, though?
I think it's an error.
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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2010, 10:43:20 PM »
Yes, the 'obelisk' in question has the irregular look of an early Mdina bottle.

Am I right in thinking every other obelisk so far appears to be solid and of a different form?

I wonder where that piece is now and also the likelyhood that it left the factory looking like that?

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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2010, 01:02:28 PM »
I'd say so. They're solid, triangular(-ish), and have the colours central to the piece - the colours are also have the "jewel-like" quality which Mark describes of later pieces. They're also a later design, so I would think it highly unlikely they would have the cloudy appearance found mostly in the earlier bits.
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Re: mdina I think - obelisk I think - any idea of date please
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2010, 06:12:56 PM »
This is a whopper of an obelisk - 13"!! Not enough colour for me to be tempted.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120523397183&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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