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Re: Little and Large - Mdina Style
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2012, 01:22:36 PM »
you know, I went on a school holiday to Malta in the 70's and was dragged round the Mdina glassworks with several dozen other bored kids  - under strict instructions from my dad to get the best signed piece of glass I could sensibly pack in my suitcase for his collection - he even gave me extra spending money to do so.

who knew. lol would love to go back in time and do it again with my glassie head on *sigh*

Mel


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Re: Little and Large - Mdina Style
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2012, 03:18:04 PM »
But what did you buy, without your glassie head to help?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Little and Large - Mdina Style
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2012, 03:34:52 PM »
now there's a question Sue.

From memory, I think it was a large chalice / goblet with the squiggly blobby bit (technical term!) on the stem.

I also vaguely remember being quite distressed because it wasnt signed and I had had specific instructions to make sure it was. Seem to remember an old man taking it out the back and bringing it back a few minutes later all signed and dated.

The piece is still in dads collection although he is downsizing. I must get it out one day and have a look at the base and see what it says!


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Re: Little and Large - Mdina Style
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2012, 04:51:44 PM »
 :o :o :o
Do you know if it's straight sided bowl on it, or is it bell-shaped? The bell shaped ones are mostly really early MH ones - but the knop was knopped by "Papa" (Vicente) Boffo.
They're very thin on the ground....
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Little and Large - Mdina Style
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2012, 09:37:04 PM »
Hi Christine,

It was good to meet you too, I cant remember the original picture but know it had the small Mdina side stripe. I have take a picture with a few other favourites but with a uranium twist. Hope you like it.

I've also purchased one of those snazzy UV torches as well.



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Re: Little and Large - Mdina Style
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2012, 09:53:24 PM »
Oh a Webb piggy with tail!  ;D The other piece was the large Rosenthal bottle


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Re: Little and Large - Mdina Style
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2012, 10:02:27 PM »
The bottle is away at the moment. Will add a picture when I get it back!!

 


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Re: Little and Large - Mdina Style
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2012, 11:43:28 AM »
I'm in lust with *every* bit there, Jimbo!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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