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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #90 on: February 26, 2014, 06:43:45 PM »
Not as early (or spectacular) as John's new fish vase, but still rather early I think, and extremely beautiful:

tricorn shape dish / shallow bowl, sandy ochre with turquoise spiral pattern, 23 cm diameter, and quite substantial.
I love how the colours and pattern change when viewed from different sides or when backlit...

Michael


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #91 on: February 26, 2014, 06:48:44 PM »
That looks like Eric Dobson's writing on the base - another "goodie" bit to add to it.  ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #92 on: February 27, 2014, 09:12:33 AM »
Thank you, Sue!
I think this is one the loveliest Mdina pieces in my collection :D
And as far as I have seen these flat dishes are rather uncommon - I guess because they were not produced over a long period, maybe until the mid 1970s?

Michael


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #93 on: February 27, 2014, 10:23:19 AM »
They are lovely and harder to find, maybe only made for 3 or 4 years, perhaps 1972-75 or similar (just guess work really).

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #94 on: February 27, 2014, 01:20:14 PM »
I know from this (first image) piece that Boffo was known to have made some at least, of the design with these three spirals on.
Th most common shape is the "bullet bowl", I'm not absolutely sure of the dates. They were made (shortly) after Michael Harris left, I don't know if they were made during his time there, or if this is one of his designs.
I do have a bullet bowl I suspect was made by MH, but I could be wrong. (it's the one centre front in the second, group image.)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #95 on: February 27, 2014, 03:40:17 PM »
Thank you John and Sue for the additional info!
Lovely collection of this pattern -- and I can see why you think the one in the centre is special...

IMHO the colours in the dish look much better when viewed from above ;)

Michael


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #96 on: February 27, 2014, 05:31:49 PM »
 :-[
Sorry the pic is all out of focus. It's one from my archives. I haven't forgotten I still need to photograph my two other brown Fishies.

I do agree that the dish looks best from above, with light coming through it. You get purples where the teal and yellow do their "light tricks" together. ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #97 on: June 19, 2014, 02:27:00 PM »
Two more...

I was very pleased to receive this beautiful earthtones fish vase as a birthday present :)
Dated 1979, 23 cm high, 20 cm wide.

And a strange dish I aquired a few weeks ago, egg shaped with tiger pattern surrounded by clear glass. Paper label, not marked, 25 cm long, 20 cm wide, 6 cm high.
I would think from the eighties?

Any info or comment highly appreciated as always.

Thanks,
Michael


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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #98 on: June 19, 2014, 02:35:43 PM »
I would describe the design as Marble, rather than Tiger. It's the later, flatter way of executing the design used in it, despite it having the paper label.
That is rather a spectacular and lovely (Said, I believe) Fish!
(And I still neeed to photograph my tortoiseshell ones. I've got them out, just been tripping over them... :-[ )
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #99 on: June 19, 2014, 05:17:00 PM »
Thank you Sue!  :-*
The fish vase is lovely, and your info that it is probably by Said makes it even more special to me.

No need to hurry with pics of your tortoiseshell ones, whenever you find the time...

Michael

 

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