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Mdina "minaret"??? vase
« on: February 14, 2011, 09:13:05 PM »
I bought this a few years ago, if I remember correctly,
the seller described it as onion/minaret vase.

Although its the same body of the onion vase obviously it has the wrong colourway.

Its unsigned, just over 11", circumference of 22" at widest. ( i get muddled up with circumference/diameter, hope i used the right one).

I haven't come across another to compare it with.

In the near future I hope to be moving to a smaller home, so I have decided to downsize my collection.

I'l be grateful for any information.
martin


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Re: Mdina "minuet"??? vase
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 10:39:10 PM »
Minaret (as in onion dome) rather than Minuet (a dance) methinks, Martin.  :kissy:  Minaret (or onion) bottle is mentioned in this article: http://www.glassfairs.co.uk/Articles/mdina.html


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Re: Mdina "minuet"??? vase
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 10:44:35 PM »
ah thanks Anne, I'm a bit of peasant with my English language sometimes  :cry:

can i be cheeky and ask you amend the title for me ?  :kissy:
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Re: Mdina "minaret"??? vase
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 10:49:21 PM »
Sure you can Martin, I should have thought of that myself!  :-[ Done now...


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Re: Mdina "minaret"??? vase
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 10:56:08 PM »
thank you  :kissy:
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Re: Mdina "minaret"??? vase
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 12:46:31 AM »
Yes an onion vase, I think from the colour it would likely be mid 1970s, they were made before and after Michael Harris left Malta, they are not one of the commonly seen shapes. Height and diameter (or width) are useful, circumferences are just fiddly! I have seen a few similar, one at a local auction here in Cardiff went for around £75, some I think have made quite a bit more on ebay within the last year or two but I do not remember how much.

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Re: Mdina "minaret"??? vase
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 01:04:46 AM »
thanks John,

Is it still an onion vase in this colour ?  I don't know why I always thought that just applied to the normal colour.
mind You I am colour blind (and I collect glass  :thud:)
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Re: Mdina "minaret"??? vase
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 01:37:06 AM »
It's the shape not the colour, though I have noticed in the book (page 49, Michael Harris Mdina Glass & Isle of white studio Glass by Mark Hill) it mentions that they were also described as "Minaret" in a mid 70s catalogue. Nothing is simple is it.....

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Re: Mdina "minaret"??? vase
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 01:47:59 AM »
truYes I read that just now,
anyhow many thanks, sad but I have to sell it  :cry:
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Re: Mdina "minaret"??? vase
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, 12:51:06 PM »
May I piggy back on this topic please :) .
I think this one of mine must also be an onion vase then. It is the same size as soledivo's, but has a matte finish. I bought it about 6 months ago - it weighs about 3 kilos I think - my kitchen scales only go to 2kg and it is more than that.

I had recorded it as an uncut sculptural, but it is a lot bigger than my sculptural cut vase.

Matte according to the reference above in Mark Hills book was produced later, in the 80's.

Can anyone confirm this is an onion vase (although it seems obvious now I have the page reference - just didn't pick it before  :-[ ) or any more details about the dating of the matte finish please.
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