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Offline rocco

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2012, 04:52:48 PM »
They are both lovely, Sue!
I like the Earthtones pieces a lot -- especially with this more random pattern.

There was a rather nice Earthtones fish vase on German ebay last week, but it went above my limit...

Michael

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2012, 05:30:11 PM »
I've decided to feel sorry for myself a little... now why don't these gorgeous earth-tone pieces ever find their way to Poland?  They are so perfect in every way.  They're masculine and glorious in their un-fussiness.  And they seem to make you want to look at them and hold them up to the light.

All three of you are terribly fortunate... John and Sue, I know you've got collections that would make the world jealous.  Michael, you seem to be going down the same happy road.  (Maybe all for the better... more Czech items for the rest of us. ;))

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2012, 10:08:48 PM »
Although Tortoiseshell was developed by Mr Harris, I wonder how much was actually made before he left Malta? Presumably not much, I doubt if this Verdala bowl is really from MH's time but I can hope....

As for early, middle and late in terms of a decade I would split it 3:4:3, so early would be 70 to 72, middle would be 73 to 76 and late would be 77 to 79. On that basis mid to late seventies would be my guess. Sue and I rarely seem to disagree on the substance but we love to argue about how we describe it! ::)

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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2012, 10:05:50 AM »
Earthtones does appear in several distinct " hands" or styles of execution -  I only have two bits as good as that one, where the brown "painterly" ribbons are of a stained-glass sort of quality, with both red and brown streaks -and it looks as if its made of agate.

Another style, also glorious, is one we have attributed to Vicente Boffo, because it appears in Malta Decorative Glass pieces - and it's absolutley utterly distinctive.

Pics later - I've got a long difficult (but hopefully very constructive and successful) day ahead of me!
John, do you have pics of the fabby yellow Boffo cylinder (footed but unmarked) you recently gave me?
It's not on display yet. It's in my back "smoker's room", where I can study it close up and dribble over it several times a day, before finding a shelf space for it!

I don't think we're really arguing, John - between us we manage to cover and state all caveats and doubts. It's constructive and airing all possibilites and differing opinions.
That's how proper research is done. :thup:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2012, 07:22:32 PM »
I still have three photos of it Sue, I can email them to you or post here.

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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2012, 07:25:55 PM »
post away, if they're handy, if you would be so knid, John!

(I am not on the planet after conducting several interviews today........ :ooh: )
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2012, 08:25:57 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2012, 02:58:32 PM »
And one more Mdina piece for my humbly collection. My first one in the brownish amethyst colourway...
13 cm high, has a paper label and a wonky "Mdina" vibro mark.

Shape is not very special, but I like the colour (an "earlier" one, I think? :usd:)

Any more info greatly appreciated as usual!

Michael

BTW -- that cylinder vase is gorgeous!

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« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2012, 03:08:51 PM »
Unusual colouring, but a later piece, I'm afraid. The colouring would suggest early - but the "Molina" mark and the widely flared rim say much later.

And yes, this cylinder is just glorious, isn't it? I was *so* pleased it didn't fit John's collection!
It's still in my "smoker's room", being admired several times a day.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2012, 03:19:08 PM »
Thanks Sue -- that was fast!
I am happy with "unusual but later"  ;D

Do you know how long this colour was used?

Michael

 

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