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Offline Greg.

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Re: IOW Michael Harris Bottle - dates/info?
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2011, 09:38:48 PM »
I'll take the front three please.

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Re: IOW Michael Harris Bottle - dates/info?
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2011, 10:02:41 PM »
Cheers Greg. I'd love an attenuated vase - think they're absolutely stunning.

Btw... do you know the age/design of the bottle on the far left? It isn't signed but has a paper label with 'Handmade, Isle of Wight, England' if that helps...
Many thanks, Anthony


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Re: IOW Michael Harris Bottle - dates/info?
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2011, 10:28:22 PM »
I can't make out if that's an 'Aurene' bottle or another pattern from the photo.

If its the label I'm thinking it would date from around 75 until around 1980 I believe.


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Re: IOW Michael Harris Bottle - dates/info?
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2011, 10:33:01 PM »
Cheers Greg!
Many thanks, Anthony


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Re: IOW Michael Harris Bottle - dates/info?
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2011, 10:39:18 AM »
That's Aurene.  :thup:
Gorgeous!
I'm just after the blue and ochrey yellow globe. And I stated my claim first  >:D get back the rest of you.
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Re: IOW Michael Harris Bottle - dates/info?
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2011, 01:08:38 PM »
Thanks for the confirmation, Sue. Much appreciated.

Can I just check that the bottle vase at the back is in the Verdala design? Found a bowl on ebay that looks pretty similar...
Many thanks, Anthony


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Re: IOW Michael Harris Bottle - dates/info?
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2011, 01:29:07 PM »
The bottle at the back is Mdina "Tortoiseshell". (Quite different to IoWSG Tortoiseshell, which is a yellow and brown spiral pattern.)
Verdala is the name given to a shape of bowl - it's named after the Verdala hotel in Malta - who commissioned them. They can come in several different Mdina colourways and they continued to be made after MH left - so are often found in later colourways.
The shape of the bowl is sort of a big flat plate (raised from a small base) with straight-up sides - at right angles to the sides. They're normally around 8" in diameter - but earlier ones can be bigger.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: IOW Michael Harris Bottle - dates/info?
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2011, 01:31:00 PM »
Oh I see!!! It's the shape. Interesting to know. Many thanks.
Many thanks, Anthony


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Re: IOW Michael Harris Bottle - dates/info?
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2011, 05:17:17 PM »
Just had a related question regarding the stoppered bottle in a blue and white swirl pattern that started this thread.

Did Isle of Wight Glass produce similar stoppered bottles in just a pink swirl pattern? Had a look on the Isle of Wight board and could only see pink and blue swirls and nothing with just pink swirls.

Any thoughts welcome.

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Re: IOW Michael Harris Bottle - dates/info?
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2011, 06:22:01 PM »
In the early days, ranges were not all sorted and set out - there was a lot of experimentation going on, Michael Harris was continuing to see what he could get glass to do, just carrying on from he was doing at Mdina, building on his experience constantly.

There may be a odd pink swirls with clear glass thing around somewhere.
Blue and pink swirls was never even really a "proper" range, nor were blue and white, or blue and clear for that matter.
The first established and named range was Seaward, in '73.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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