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Author Topic: Blue trailed vase on "feet", Mdina?  (Read 580 times)

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Offline Bonsaismurf

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Blue trailed vase on "feet", Mdina?
« on: September 12, 2012, 12:37:01 PM »
Heya!

I suspect this is a Mdina vase but I can't seem to find it anywhere. It is pretty enormous at 14.4" or 36,5 cm. There is a lot of iridescense going on if that helps dating it. The tape roll next to it is only for size comparison.

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Blue trailed vase on "feet", Mdina?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 12:57:33 PM »
I really, really do not think it's Mdina.
I'm afraid I reckon it's contemporary Chinese. ::)
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Offline Bonsaismurf

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Re: Blue trailed vase on "feet", Mdina?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 03:55:20 PM »
Ouch, didn't even occur to me...If it wasn't for the wear on the bottom and the fact that chinese "art glass" is rare here in Sweden I'd say you´re right. Then again, I've found plenty of things a lot more scarce than contemporary chinese glass so why not.

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Re: Blue trailed vase on "feet", Mdina?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 04:08:48 PM »
Is it wear on the bottom? - or just a very rough finish?
They're doing a lot of stuff with strappings just now - many with a sort of open weave effect like the base of this.

The iridesence is an all over shine on this piece, applied afterwards, while iridesence on Mdina is most often the result of an escaping silver ion gas from the piece (silver chloride is used as a colouring agent) and depositing itself on the outside where you end up with a yellowy, bluey silvery effect- it's not (normally) an all-over thing.
This is an image of a Fish, which shows Mdina iridesence quite nicely.
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