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Author Topic: Mdina Zig Zag vase  (Read 2586 times)

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Offline glassobsessed

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Mdina Zig Zag vase
« on: May 17, 2011, 04:11:18 PM »
Thought this deserved a post, they are extremely thin on the ground and until this appeared on ebay the only photo available was the photo of another Zig Zag vase in Mark Hill's book on Michael Harris, page 39 (there is also a newspaper advert that illustrates a bowl in this style on page 20).

A thick heavy vase coloured with silver chloride with trailed 'zig zag' pattern in amethyst and a thick trail running around the vase below the rim. Iridescent trails and spots on the outside. It weighs almost 2kg and stands 15cm tall, flat polished base, unsigned.

A stunning piece of glass presumably dating from 1968 and the very beginnings of glass production at Mdina.

John

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Re: Mdina Zig Zag vase
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 04:19:57 PM »
I take it you did call an ambulance for me and it's on it's way, :srn:

before you stuck this in front of me again?   :thud:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Mdina Zig Zag vase
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 04:37:35 PM »
Tough love Sue. :hug:

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Re: Mdina Zig Zag vase
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 06:32:49 PM »
I got to cuddle it  :wsh: :wsh:

PS John's looks much nicer than the one in the book: less dark

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Re: Mdina Zig Zag vase
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 06:37:40 PM »
I know, I know - I've seen the one in the book in reality. 2003, it was.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Mdina Zig Zag vase
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 07:40:54 PM »
I got to cuddle it, too  :ooh:   It's very nice  :thup: 
Leni

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Re: Mdina Zig Zag vase
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 09:52:26 PM »
Mmm, I did sort of shove it under everyones nose, all very promiscuous. I'll get a reputation.

John

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Re: Mdina Zig Zag vase
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 09:58:39 PM »
very, very pretty   :mrgreen:
Is this the result of your 'focused' buying?
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Re: Mdina Zig Zag vase
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 05:40:08 AM »
My arms aren't long enough to cuddle it.   :cry:  Even if I wanted to.

A wonderful find - I would have had a go for it if I had known.

Ross
I bamle all snileplg eorrrs on the Cpomuter Kyes.  They confuse my fingers !!!

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Re: Mdina Zig Zag vase
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 06:44:23 AM »
Well I expect it would enjoy another road trip in November, assuming it doesn't get to Scotland beforehand.

 

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