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.
(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.