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Offline Anik R

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Two wee Mdina items - a tea light and a vase - how new?
« on: August 13, 2012, 10:57:23 AM »
I bought two small Mdina items recently, and I was wondering how new they are.  :)

The first is a tea light, 7cm tall and 8,5cm wide. It's the only piece which is marked.
The second is a little vase (or perhaps perfume bottle without a stopper -- the hole is a bit too small to stick my chubby finger into), 9cm tall.

I appreciate your help... just be gentle with me.
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Re: Two wee Mdina items - a tea light and a vase - how new?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 11:06:41 AM »
I reckon they're reasonably recent, Anik.
They're an original MH design, it's called "Crystal Blue Stripe" - but named post-Harris. It's been in production in one shape or another, practically from the start.

It is a lovely, lovely design, and while your bits are small - they are really beautifully executed.
You are missing a clear "teardrop" style stopper from the perfume bottle - if you measure the exact size of the hole and tell me what it is, I can send you one - I've got spares.  :)
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Re: Two wee Mdina items - a tea light and a vase - how new?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 11:14:46 AM »
Yay!  At least reasonably recent is less recent than yesterday.

Thank you, Sue! :-*  I will email you.
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Re: Two wee Mdina items - a tea light and a vase - how new?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 11:27:29 AM »
I do have pieces which are this "reasonably recent" in this design in my collection, Anik - regardless of age, good glass is good glass. :)
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Re: Two wee Mdina items - a tea light and a vase - how new?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 11:44:13 AM »
I have to say, though everyone knows I'm partial to Czech glass, I am very much smitten with the magic of Mdina when it's held up to sunlight (or lamp) -- even with the common pieces.  The glass comes alive and reveals colours and details I wouldn't have noticed otherwise.  I remember John (glassobsessed) posting the most wonderful photographs of his fancier Mdina, showing just that.
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Re: Two wee Mdina items - a tea light and a vase - how new?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 04:19:06 PM »
In case you have not seen this thread Anik, there is the odd bit of Mdina here and there: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,27152.0.html

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Re: Two wee Mdina items - a tea light and a vase - how new?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 04:33:38 PM »
Have we known each other this long, John?  :o
I suspect that may have been our first conversation..... heehee, did it really run to 10 pages???
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Re: Two wee Mdina items - a tea light and a vase - how new?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 08:52:27 PM »
In case you have not seen this thread Anik, there is the odd bit of Mdina here and there: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,27152.0.html

John

No, I hadn't seen it before... great thread and some really super photos of the 'magic' in the glass.  Thank you for bringing it back -- I'm sure a few will gladly read it again (or read it for the first time).   :)
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Re: Two wee Mdina items - a tea light and a vase - how new?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 08:24:19 AM »
Frightening isn't it Sue. ;D

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Re: Two wee Mdina items - a tea light and a vase - how new?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 10:38:59 AM »
 :-\
I don't know, I can't imagine not knowing you now.  :-*
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