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Offline Nemmie

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2013, 12:45:52 PM »
His has shoulders, yours doesn't. Just seems to fall straight away.

Were these always made in various sizes, my earliest examples seem to be smaller than the later ones but this could be just a quirk of my collection?



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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2013, 01:56:15 PM »
They're all different shapes and (within limits) different sizes, Nemmie.  :)
The photo of mine above was taken from a slightly "above" angle, so the pulls look almost like shoulders themselves.
The ones I describe as having shoulders are the bigger, later ones (you're perfectly correct) - like this one, where the shoulders are practically horizontal, under a wide flanged rim. Again, the photo is from a "slightly above" angle.

The positioning of the pulls can make a huge difference to the overall appearance!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #62 on: March 01, 2013, 01:59:10 PM »
Sue has just answered the question but what the hell, here is my two-penneth worth anyway.

Quite a few of the earlier examples are a bit smaller than the later ones, as per usual for Mdina though it is not a hard and fast rule. Through the 1970s the necks and rims tended to get taller and wider too.

John


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #63 on: March 01, 2013, 03:54:50 PM »
Thanks for the additional info, greatly appreciated!

Forgot the stats: mine is 15 cm tall and weighs 1.2 kg.

Michael


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2013, 07:34:27 PM »
After some time two additions to my small (but evergrowing) Mdina collection:

1. my first fish! ;D
One of those with fat blue wings and tiger pattern, 18.5 cm high and very chunky.
It is marked "Mdina 1979".

2. nice tortoiseshell bark vase, 21 cm high, unmarked

Michael


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« Reply #65 on: September 14, 2013, 03:51:11 PM »
And two more:

- lovely chunky bowl, according to Mark Hill's book a Michael Harris design, but probably produced later
- not very attractive but big (= 26 cm high) sculpture ;D

Michael


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #66 on: September 14, 2013, 05:13:23 PM »
I like the bowl much better than the sculpture - but I do think these bowls are absolutely stunning, they just cry out to be fondled. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #67 on: September 14, 2013, 05:47:12 PM »
Thank you Sue -- the bowl is really lovely with a lot going on in it, Silverchloride trails, big and small bubbles, iridescence...
The sculpture looks as if something has gone wrong, and so they made one bigger sculpture out of two smaller ones ;D
But it was very cheap, so here it is.
I wonder if it is meant to be a sailing boat?

Michael


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #68 on: September 14, 2013, 06:30:37 PM »
And everything is going on a different depths inside it, isn;t it? The feel of the thing, cupped in your hands is just lovely.

I don't think there is ever any telling whether or not sculptures are supposed to be anything or not. I do have some, even a great big MH signed one, but I still don't think too much of many of them.  :-[

I do know of one lovely one. It's signed and it belongs to suzygpr here, (although she has been very busy elsewhere for some considerable time) it's got great big bubble porthole windows in it.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #69 on: September 14, 2013, 07:03:37 PM »
I do like >> my small sculpture a lot, but I think this big one is a little strange, with the triangle top part stuck in the amorph stand...

Michael

 

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