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Author Topic: mtarfa strapped vase  (Read 961 times)

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Offline kieran

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mtarfa strapped vase
« on: April 05, 2010, 12:26:59 PM »
4 1/2 inches high,  3 1/4 inches wide
was wondering if this was an early mtarfa
its not signed and ive never seen these labels before
would never have guessed it was mtarfa if not for the labels
any info appreciated
thanks

Offline keith

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Re: mtarfa strapped vase
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 02:09:54 PM »
Got a piece of signed Mdina with similar strapping,don't know if that means yours is Mdina as well                   
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Re: mtarfa strapped vase
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 03:17:03 PM »
Keith,
the label on the base is a good clue  ;)
I think all the Maltese companies copied, no, influenced , each others styles and patterns.
Andy
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Re: mtarfa strapped vase
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 05:33:48 PM »
 :pb: :-[ :24:doh!

Offline kieran

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Re: mtarfa strapped vase
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 10:43:19 PM »

it was the labels and no signature that threw me
l usually see the gold label matarfa glassblowers malta with the guy blowing what looks like a yard of ale
thanks

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Re: mtarfa strapped vase
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 10:49:04 PM »
Kieran,
I havent seen the labels before either.
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(maybe a retailers labels ?)
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Re: mtarfa strapped vase
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 08:10:12 AM »
Looking at the piece and not the labels I'd say it was Mtarfa. The labels just confirm it, but I don't take much notice of Mtarfa so don't know if these labels are widely used or not. 

Suzy x

 

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