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Offline dadsglassetc

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Mdina? Murano? Mtarfa?
« on: April 27, 2012, 12:39:45 PM »
Hello there, I am new, please see my post in the cafe place.

The first pink item is signed on the underside Mdina.
The other pieces I think they are too.  Any ideas?
Mdina?Murano?Mtarfa?
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Re: Mdina? Murano? Mtarfa?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 12:46:16 PM »
pics 1, 2 and 4 are Mdina. I don't know what 3 is!
Pic 2 is a perfume bottle minus its long-drop style stopper, probably dates to the '80s;
the Roman lamp style piece is undatable, (pic1) really, as they have been made from pretty early on and I think they're still made, the horse head paperweights have also been made for a very, very long time (designed by Vicente Boffo). I'm afraid none of these Mdina bits are very special. Car boot.
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Re: Mdina? Murano? Mtarfa?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 06:32:19 PM »
The shape of the seahorse is unusual, perhaps an early example.

Does item no 3 have any marks on the base and is the inside of the neck ground for a stopper to fit? Does it have a satin finish?

John


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Re: Mdina? Murano? Mtarfa?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 06:39:04 PM »
 :-[
I thought the horse thing was lying on the floor - but you're right, John - it is a funny shape - and the base part has very good colours (I'll try to forget about the top bit - sorry, I'm not very fond of these.)

You're also right about the other bottle - it does look satinated and it looks as if it should have a stopper too.

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 06:42:22 PM »
Good colours and a streak of iridescence running around it too. ;D

A topic on Mdina horses here: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,41620.0.html

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Re: Mdina? Murano? Mtarfa?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 05:49:35 PM »
I'm wondering if No.3 could be Guernsey (Island) glass? They certainly used these colours, and are part of the Harris glass dynasty.

Illustrative example in this auction:-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180872045938?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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Re: Mdina? Murano? Mtarfa?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 07:29:24 PM »
Guernsey usually has an impressed pontil mark but does it always?

Example here for Dadsglass to compare: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,35594.0.html

John

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Re: Mdina? Murano? Mtarfa?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 06:28:34 AM »
It looks a little sophisticated and iridescent for Guernsey Glass. Phoenecian?

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 10:44:57 AM »
"It looks a little sophisticated and iridescent for Guernsey Glass."

My worry too. I don't think Phoenician.
My next thoughts leapt miles in a different direction... Saunders and Wallace????????
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 11:13:48 AM »
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