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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2014, 04:47:53 PM »
The tall ones have relatively longer slimmer necks. Two of mine have polished pontil marks and one has a polished bottom, see here

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2014, 05:14:43 PM »
I've got a short amethyst one with a longish looking neck. There was variation in the shapes - much more so early on.
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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #82 on: January 12, 2014, 05:56:14 AM »
I have a small thin example in blue with a ground and polished pontil mark.
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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #83 on: January 12, 2014, 11:42:56 AM »
Thanks, lovely to see all those different examples...
The amethyst ones are really nice, too :)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #84 on: January 16, 2014, 04:14:07 PM »
Very nice addition to my small Mdina collection: fish vase, dated 1976 :D
21 cm high, 25 cm wide, appr. 2.2 kg, some nice streaks of iridescence...

I like these angular ones more than the very square (later) ones, so I am extremely happy.
Quite similar to >> this one in John's gallery.

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #85 on: January 16, 2014, 04:22:53 PM »
I do agree with you!
I do think these are the nicest Fish vases.
(in general. There are some individual exceptions and I'm not including the very early small ones. ;D )
I don't care that they're a later date, or a "variation on a theme" and not specifically a Harris design, but they are the most interesting and the most pleasing shape.
And the best ones are all "boring brown" (Tortoiseshell)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #86 on: January 16, 2014, 07:37:43 PM »
Thank you, Sue! ;)

I noticed that this shape seems to come mostly in brown (Tortoiseshell), the only teal-blue one I have seen is in Mark Hill's book.

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #87 on: January 16, 2014, 07:51:38 PM »
I've got a blue one, very boring. But I think I've got about 5 of these! They're all different.
I can only track down pics of 2 right now, and a really special one - unsigned, but it's MH. It's a round one.
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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #88 on: January 17, 2014, 10:32:38 AM »
Thanks for the pics, Sue -- all lovely!
Interesting, the first MH fish vase in brown I have ever seen...

Michael

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #89 on: January 17, 2014, 12:19:43 PM »
I am going by the info in the book, which says that round ones are MH.
But I've had a particular fondness for this piece since I got it - before the book came out, I have always believed it to be by him - the book only confirmed my opinion.
But it isn't signed, I have no solid proof it is his work.  But I adore it.  ;D

I've tracked down my other two - but the light is not good enough to take pics just now.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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