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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #70 on: September 14, 2013, 09:11:41 PM »
That base is a variation I have not seen before with these sculptures from Mdina.

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« Reply #72 on: September 15, 2013, 04:07:40 PM »
Thanks John and Chris, Suzy's sculpture is great!
I am still happy about any piece of Mdina glass I come across here (especially at 2,- Euro), even if it is a wonky one ;D

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« Reply #73 on: October 27, 2013, 12:09:43 PM »
One more: nicely proportioned cut ice lollipop vase, 18 cm high.
I guess almost impossible to date (according to Mark Hill's book these were made into the 90ies) -- does the script help?

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Michael


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #74 on: October 27, 2013, 01:09:15 PM »
That Mdina mark is in Eric Dobson's writing - I don't think these were made as late as the '90s.

And Dobson's script would put this one in the '70s. :)

Wolfie sent me a copy of a picture of Vicente Boffo, taken in '85, with (I think) Wolfie's brother,  and there is one of these sitting on the shelf behind him.
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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #75 on: October 27, 2013, 01:23:50 PM »
As usual -- thank you so much Sue for the additional info!
Very nice that the writing can actually be attributed to Eric Dobson :)

Michael


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« Reply #76 on: October 27, 2013, 02:29:55 PM »
 :)

It's quite distinctive - and not very common.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2014, 02:15:39 PM »
Another humble addition -- Mdina carafe with Maltese cross prunt, 21.5 cm high, unmarked.
Circular polished pontil mark, no pronounced shoulders, so rather early production I guess?

Michael


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2014, 02:33:48 PM »

Are you sure it is only 21.5cm tall? Not nearer 11.5 inches?

It looks like one of the really early, great big ones, which are not humble pieces at all.  :P

I don't know when they stopped doing the round polished pontil marks.
I don't know if it was straight after Michael Harris left, ('71) or if they continued up to '77, when Boffo left.
They are not common.  :)
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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2014, 03:50:33 PM »
Thank you so much, Sue!
I measured it again, it is really 21.5 cm tall ;D

I think it is very nice, just would prefer if it had a little bit more colour in it -- like Greg's wonderful version (10 inches high) >> http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,45756.0.html
According to Mark Hill's book bottles and vases were not mould-blown (yet) in the early days of Mdina, maybe that is why heights are varying...

As to when polished pontil marks were discontinued -- no idea; in the book Mark Hill states that they were used for a short period from 1969 on.

Michael

 

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