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Author Topic: Mdina Carafe - Date Confirmation..  (Read 565 times)

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Offline Greg.

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Mdina Carafe - Date Confirmation..
« on: January 29, 2012, 06:45:16 PM »
Hi All,

Not always the most popular of designs the Mdina carafe, however, this particular example appealed.

Wondering if it was possible to date to pre 1972..?

Measures approx, 10inches high and 3 inches across the base.

Good characteristics, with good colouring and iridescence, applied prunt with Maltese cross and ground concave pontil mark to base.

Thanks
Greg
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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Mdina Carafe - Date Confirmation..
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 07:18:35 PM »
Yes. The polished pontil mark wasn't used after MH left, to my knowledge. This has lovely colours, I'd hazard a guess at a Boffo for it's maker. Something about the way it's kind of cloudy is reminiscent of the cloudy bits in Malta Decorative glass. It's also a slightly unusual shape for a carafe - an early shape, tall and slim.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Offline Greg.

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Re: Mdina Carafe - Date Confirmation..
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 07:54:03 PM »
Thanks for the info Sue. Interesting thought regarding the similarities in terms of the colour and the cloudy pieces of MDG, I hadn't thought to link the two, but now you mention it, one of the Boffo's is probably not a bad bet.

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