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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #160 on: May 06, 2013, 03:07:29 PM »
Group of brightly coloured opaline glass enamelled and gilded variously c1840-1880
Bohemian, Russian (plate), English (yellow vase probably)
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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #161 on: May 06, 2013, 03:57:46 PM »
Nancy, they are SPECTACULAR!! What a wonderful collection, and so nicely displayed as well.  You must be one very proud owner of those special pieces.
Thank you for sharing.
Rosie.

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #162 on: May 06, 2013, 08:13:27 PM »
Like those m,the cabinet is rather nice also, ;D ;D


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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #163 on: May 06, 2013, 10:48:29 PM »
Oh m,  I meant  you, sorry,  I went back to change it and found I had passed the change by time!!  Sorry,  (but your glass is also wonderful Nancy, as I have already said!!  :-*).... don't get old and try to multitask at the same time, it doesn't work!!  :o
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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #164 on: June 15, 2013, 09:26:40 AM »
A few Mdina bits and pieces...
Many thanks, Anthony


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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #165 on: June 16, 2013, 03:40:00 PM »
 :o
What a superb tricorn bottle - best I've seen, ever!
The Onion vase is good too - they're very interesting. When the book was being writen, nobody had a clue how scarce they were - but they were considered to be very scarce. This was based on how many had been seen over the lifetimes of both Mark Hill and Ron Wheeler - but was before Mdina became as highly collectable as it is now.
The "price" listed in the seperate printed guide (which came with the first 100 or so copies) was therefore perhaps slightly OTT at £1500.  ;D  (albeit signed by MH)

And Onion bottles started coming out of the woodwork like nobody's business! (well, maybe 30 or so ::))

It was found too, that they had been made for a short while after MH left, probably by Joseph Said - I would suspet yours is his work - his tend to have the more bulgy bottom part; MH's ones tend to have a much smoother curve from base to rim; and his stripes are more regular.

The thing I find very interesting is that, since the initial rush they have dried up almost completely.
Perhpas the initial "very scarce" diagnosis was more correct than later assumed.  :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #166 on: June 16, 2013, 03:52:24 PM »
Thanks Sue. I was really pleased with Tricorn bottle. It's quite a recent purchase. Can post some more pics if you're interested. The onion vase is a signed Michael Harris piece. Had to push the boat out a little further for that one but still well worth it I think...
Many thanks, Anthony


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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #167 on: June 16, 2013, 04:38:24 PM »
Here's a few more of the Tricorn bottle...
Many thanks, Anthony


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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #168 on: June 16, 2013, 05:10:51 PM »
 ;D So much for my bulgy bottom theory!
Good to find out that I was wrong - I won't make that mistake again.  8)
I don't buy signed stuff - far too expensive - and a piece doesn't look any different for having something written on the base. The only signed bits I have, I got very early on.

I keep my Onion vase (un-signed, and un-bulgy-bottomed) on a Davisdon green cloud glass plinth. It really does look extra good, slightly elevated by a nice plinth.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #169 on: June 16, 2013, 05:16:39 PM »
Plinth is a good idea, Sue. I think I have one somewhere. Completely agree with you that it's only worth getting signed pieces if you don't have to pay a premium for them. After all, the beauty is in the piece not the signature...
Many thanks, Anthony

 

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