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Mdina vase, help needed.
« on: November 23, 2019, 07:24:26 PM »
This vase caught my eye today at an antique fair today. I am not that well up on Mdina, but I do not recall seeing this shape or this type of textured pattern before.
I would like to know what sort of time frame it is from and is it a common item or not so common.
I like it.
Thank you,
Tim.

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Re: Mdina vase, help needed.
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 07:21:54 PM »
Is that the 11" tall one or the normal 8" one?
It looks a bit as if it's one of the very big ones. They are a lot more unusual than the smaller versions which are found in this textured pattern, in teal with the yellow streak, and Tortoiseshell.
When the texture is on the smaller surface it looks more bark-like than it does on the big ones.
So a fairly unusual size, of a design that was made from the early '70s on. It was produced for a reasonable time.

The very big ones do have a slightly flared rim, the smaller ones do not.
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Re: Mdina vase, help needed.
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 08:05:33 PM »
Thanks for looking in Sue, the pictures I provided were no the best.
As per most hand made glass things, standard sizes seem to vary.
This vase is 230mm tall which is very close to 9 inches tall.
There is a slight flared top to this vase.
One other feature is the bark pattern definition runs out after 7 inches to a smooth surface.
Do you know if this pattern of vase had a name?.
Thanks again,
Tim

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Re: Mdina vase, help needed.
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 08:17:17 PM »
I'm a bit foggy brained atm.  :-[ I suspect I meant 9", not 11".

About 4.5" in diameter?
There is a huge difference in volume between something 8" and something 9 inches tall, when you take the increased girth into account.
No name. It still comes under "bark-textured", even if the texture comes from what looks more like impressed lozenges.  ::)

I've just checked 2  8" tall ones; the texture runs out 1" from the top of one and 2" from the top of the other.
All the textured vases made at Mdina did have the tops finished off by hand. The moulds were only used on the bottom parts.
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Re: Mdina vase, help needed.
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 08:26:07 PM »
Thanks Sue, yes four and a half inches at the top.
What you said about the mould and the hand finishing makes sense now as the pattern definition at the base of the vase is so much stronger.
Thanks,
Tim

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Re: Mdina vase, help needed.
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 08:55:04 PM »
The diameters of my two are 3 1/8th" wide and 3" wide. One is much thicker than the other and there is a 1/8" height difference.
It doesn't sound like much, but it is obvious they are completely different sizes, when you look at them, side by side.
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Re: Mdina vase, help needed.
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2019, 09:02:34 PM »
Hooray for hand made things. :)

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Re: Mdina vase, help needed.
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2019, 11:31:53 AM »
Agreed. ;D 8) ;D
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