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Offline stew2u2

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Is this an early mdina earthtone paperweight 1970
« on: December 08, 2011, 09:18:44 PM »
just wondering if this is an early mdina earthtone paperweight designed by MH. no marks or anything like that just looks very similar to the earthtone vases i have seen. if not any help would be greatful
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Re: Is this an early mdina earthtone paperweight 1970
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 07:27:31 AM »
It might be Mtarfa rather than Mdina, but if it's Mdina, I don't think it's early


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Re: Is this an early mdina earthtone paperweight 1970
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 12:10:41 PM »
It's Mtarfa, definitely. 

Early for Mtarfa. :thup:
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Re: Is this an early mdina earthtone paperweight 1970
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 06:32:47 PM »
thanks for the info great help i wasnt sure even thought iow but you can tell were they got there inspiration from
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Re: Is this an early mdina earthtone paperweight 1970
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 07:38:30 PM »
Mtarfa Glass was set up by Paul Said. 1981, I believe.
He and his brother Joseph were two of Michael Harris' first apprentices at Mdina. Joseph now runs Mdina.
It's all part of Michael Harris' legacy!
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Re: Is this an early mdina earthtone paperweight 1970
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2011, 04:54:39 AM »
i have been looking at a few mdina and mtarfa glass the last few days. i have come to the conclusion that mtarfa have few more imaginary pieces and mdina stick to the same tried and tested pieces.
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Re: Is this an early mdina earthtone paperweight 1970
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 12:49:55 PM »
Both Mtarfa and Phoenician are currently seriously under-rated.
Phoenician is another works coming from the Harris "stable" - set up by Leonard Mulligan - who was also one of Michael's partners when he set up Gozo glass later.
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