Looking for Glass on ebay? Angela's Designer Searches can help! Click here!

Author Topic: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)  (Read 4422 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline chopin-liszt

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 8174
Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2012, 03:27:00 PM »
Ummm - no, in a word.
This bit of yours is telling me that it was used for a bit longer than I originally thought!  :smg:
Cheers, Sue (M)

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche


Offline rocco

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1706
  • Gender: Male
    • Vienna, Austria
Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2012, 06:17:35 PM »
So my purchase was quite useful ;D

Michael


Offline chopin-liszt

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 8174
Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2012, 07:14:13 PM »
Yes, indeed it was!  :thup: :thup: :thup:
(Now, all I need to do is remember about it!)
Cheers, Sue (M)

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche


Offline rocco

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1706
  • Gender: Male
    • Vienna, Austria
Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2012, 11:34:35 AM »
Long time has passed since I found my last Mdina piece...

Today I came across this really lovely inverted lip bowl, chevron pattern (so not an early piece, but never mind 8)), beautiful colours with a big streak of iridescence running around it. 15 cm diameter, and quite heavy at 900 g.

Michael


Offline chopin-liszt

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 8174
Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2012, 11:53:30 AM »
Ok, time for me to go green - that is the nicest and bestest Chevron bit I've ever seen.  :P
Cheers, Sue (M)

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche


Offline rocco

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1706
  • Gender: Male
    • Vienna, Austria
Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2012, 02:28:31 PM »
Thanks Sue.
I knew you would like that iridescent streak... ;)

Michael


Offline rocco

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1706
  • Gender: Male
    • Vienna, Austria
Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2012, 11:33:11 AM »
Two more additions to my humble Mdina collection:

1. nice small stoppered square ink bottle, mottled brown with loads of silver chloride and iridescence, 14 cm high
2. side stripe vase, 13 cm tall, rather subtle colours (plus many air bubbles, and some purple frit and streaks), slightly raised button rim, unsigned.
Has a paper label I haven't seen before, smaller than the ones on my other items; the logo and script look a little different as well, and are about one third smaller.
Rather earlyish I guess (hope...)?

Michael


Offline chopin-liszt

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 8174
Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2012, 01:46:22 PM »
 ;D
I'd say nice and early-ish, buttony rim, loads of colours, bubbles, interesting, aesthetically pleasing... all you want in Mdina!
For "brown glass" I also love this Tortoiseshell design - the things the silver nitrate does with the glass are so beautifully defined in them.
The actual colour of glass used is red - silver nitrate turns this into brown, but you can end up with shades inbetween, and some lovely streaky colour effects . and often you end up with the most gorgeous hazy blue cloudy effect in the clear casing as well as iridesence on the outside.
Cheers, Sue (M)

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche


Offline rocco

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1706
  • Gender: Male
    • Vienna, Austria
Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2012, 03:00:40 PM »
Thanks Sue! :-*
I love that there is so much going on in that small ink bottle, it shows so many different colour effects depending on the way you look at it (unfortunately not easy to capture on a pic).

Any more info on that small (unusual?) label on the side stripe? -- I am sure you have seen it before...

Michael


Offline chopin-liszt

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 8174
Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2012, 04:45:19 PM »
No, not much to say about the label, sorry.  :-[
I've got loads of them. I collected early Mdina.  ;)
It does look just like the one depcited in Mark's book, described as "A late 1960s-1970s Mdina Glass paper label", I think the plastic ones came in in the late '80s-early'90s, there being some overlap because of using up stock, I'm not aware of these particular paper labels coming in different styles. There are the other ones with thick black outlines and often a biro written number in them - but they tend to be in conjunction with the label depicting the tower.
I mostly wish they were on the bottom so they don't interfere with the appearance of the glass, I tune out when it comes to plastic labels; I don't remove labels though. (although might be tempted to if it's a plastic one)
Cheers, Sue (M)

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche

 

This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand