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Author Topic: SQUARE COLOURED GLASS BOWL. Mdina?  (Read 2658 times)

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Offline Otis Orlando

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Re: SQUARE COLOURED GLASS BOWL. Mdina?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 09:40:53 PM »
Does anyone know what the 99 represents?

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Re: SQUARE COLOURED GLASS BOWL. Mdina?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2010, 09:41:39 PM »
The date it was made.

That would be 1999.

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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2010, 11:40:17 PM »
Thanks Glassobsessed.  I did not want to be presumptuous.

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Re: SQUARE COLOURED GLASS BOWL. Mdina?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 02:36:52 PM »

I'm afraid I'm slightly suspicious of the very fishy paperweight. The mark looks just a little on the unsteady side, there are a lot of Chinese weights in a very similar design, and Chinese glassmaking is improving all the time - some work is quite gorgeous.

I do suspect the mark has been added at a later date - the script is a familiar one - just a bit wonky, so it looks, to me at any rate, as if somebody was trying to copy it.
I've seen similar, slightly wonky Michael Harris signatures, a reasonable attempt at copying the script, but it just doesn't flow as it should.
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