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Offline davidbramall

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Mdina Maltese Glass Paperweight Signed
« on: June 16, 2012, 01:09:01 PM »
I have for sale a Mdina Maltese glass paperweight.

The description and pictures of the paperweight can be found on my site here:
http://www.dbramallantiques.com/mdina-maltese-art-glass-brown-blue-swirled-fully-signed-paperweight-303-p.asp

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David
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Re: Mdina Maltese Glass Paperweight Signed
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 04:05:52 PM »
It's a nice one, and rather big - not the biggest size that can be found though which can be up to 6" tall - massive things - doorstoppers rather than for holding down bits of paper!
An early-ish piece, possibly mid '70s, in Tortoiseshell.
It is, however, marked Mdina, not signed. The word "signed" indicates an artist's signature.
good luck with your sale. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Mdina Maltese Glass Paperweight Signed
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 01:31:57 PM »
Thanks for that information Sue. Very much appreciated.

I'll have to get out of the habit of saying signed, it just comes naturally for some reason :-)

David
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Re: Mdina Maltese Glass Paperweight Signed
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 02:03:33 PM »
 :) Thanks very much.
Do make a big deal of its size when selling it. Large solid lumps of glass can cause no end of annealling problems and give rise to more failures than small lumps.
Often I see these on ebay and there is no indication, other than a description in the listing. No use if the person looking at it doesn't go further thean the thumbnail

These really big ones are far more "desirable" than normal ones.
Plonk a pin-pong ball next to it? ;)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Mdina Maltese Glass Paperweight Signed
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 05:13:03 PM »
Thanks Sue I think I'll do just that. I thought it was quite a big one but to be perfectly honest I've not had much exposure to Mdina so your help is really appreciated, I guess we all learn something new everyday.

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