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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #100 on: June 19, 2014, 06:05:05 PM »
The very angular square shoulders are quite specific to Said, and in the mid-later '70s, apart from Boffo, he was the most experienced maker. He really did have a natural talent for the craft, and learned very rapidly. I believe he got hold of "the knack" a fair while before his brother Paul, who started at the same time, (and ended up going on to set up Mtarfa.)

However, the execution of Earthtones is not Boffo's in your Fish, and Boffo's Fish tend to be smaller than Said's with a much more rounded corners on the square-ish shape.

Not forgetting that the date on your Fish is after Boffo left... which I did. :-[ )

(just went daft all over the house searching for my Boffo Fish... then found it under the desk the pc is on, at my feet. I was beginning to think I'd imagined owing it.) I'll add it to the Fish I need to photograph for you!


Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #101 on: July 11, 2014, 02:09:07 PM »
This beautiful "Cut-Ice" lollipop vase arrived yesterday.
Unmarked. Hight just short of 25 cm, lots of amethyst in it, too...

Looking at Sue's post >> here similar to the ones in Pic. 2, so mid to late 1970s I would think.

Absolutely no wear to the base, so not moved around much during the last 40 years ;D

Thanks,
Michael


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #102 on: July 11, 2014, 02:39:57 PM »

Looks more early 70s to me. Lovely rounded shape and crizzled too, very nice, smooth well executed neck looks very Harris to me.

Very fine.


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #103 on: July 11, 2014, 02:53:09 PM »
Yes. I'd agree this is by MH.
Said did make them as big as this, but they do lack the finesse.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #104 on: July 11, 2014, 03:10:31 PM »
Wow, I didn't see that coming :o

Thank you so much, John, Sue! My first MH piece then...

Michael


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #105 on: July 11, 2014, 03:16:44 PM »
It is just our opinion. We both have quite a few things, unsigned, that we are quite happy to believe are MH's work. But we couldn't prove it, not with 100% certaintly.
It is a process of elimination, and judgements made on observations, which add up to give rise to that opinion.
Then it's just a matter of being happy with it and enjoying living with it. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #106 on: July 11, 2014, 04:19:32 PM »
I enjoy living with such a beautiful piece of glass regardless if it was made 1971 or 1978. :)
But your opinion (that of two people having spend so much time collecting and researching the work of MH and Mdina glass) makes it a bit more special.

Michael


 

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