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Author Topic: Small paperweight, Mdina?  (Read 1075 times)

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Offline rocco

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Small paperweight, Mdina?
« on: May 04, 2012, 01:44:23 PM »
My first paperweight 8)
I usually don't "do" paperweights, but I did like the complex swirly interior of this one.

7 cm high, colours look very Mdina'ish, flat polished base, unsigned.

Is my attribution correct? If so -- any idea when this one may have been made?

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Michael

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Re: Small paperweight, Mdina?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 06:33:46 PM »
I'll try some additional info and pics.

Nr 1 showing the interior a little better, Nr 2 base shot showing the big Silver chloride, highly iridescent bubbles...

And a more detailed description: the interior is basically a blob of turqoise glass, rolled to a sort of snail shell shape, with loads of silver chloride in the centre, crizzle layer around the whole thing and then a clear casing. Overall shape is a little wonky, not a perfect globe.
At the top there is also some iridescence to the surface...

Quite special, isn't it ;)

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Re: Small paperweight, Mdina?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 10:46:43 PM »
A lovely looking weight, quite special to my eye.

It has all sorts of aspects that shout Mdina, so I would think you are correct there. As to age that is more difficult but if I had seen it for sale I would have bought it and it would sit very comfortably in my collection. ;D

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Re: Small paperweight, Mdina?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 08:59:04 AM »
Thanks a lot, John!
That's the kind of reply I gladly wait for ;D

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Re: Small paperweight, Mdina?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 09:39:38 AM »
 ;D
John and I agree completely then, Michael!
It's rather special, enough for it to overcome any paperweight-ish-ness and be a very desirable lump of glass.
 ;D
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Re: Small paperweight, Mdina?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 11:50:29 AM »
And thanks Sue for confirming :)
If all of us three not-so-into-paperweights people like it, it has to be quite special...

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Re: Small paperweight, Mdina?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 11:57:03 AM »
 ;D

Absolutely!
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