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Author Topic: Penguin, signed MB 95 - any idea?  (Read 1516 times)

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Offline dirk.

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Penguin, signed MB 95 - any idea?
« on: September 26, 2012, 08:13:54 PM »
One for Rosie...  ;) 
Not exclusively of course...
Animals are not my usual subject, but this guy here caught my eye. I like the way the figure is
stylised - he looks great, no matter which direction you turn him.
Anyone have an idea who MB is?
I could imagine the piece may possibly have been made in the 90īs, but thatīs just an uneducated
guess.  8)
Heīs ca. 20cm tall and weighs almost 2kg.
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Re: Penguin, signed MB 95 - any idea?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 03:57:45 AM »
Oooo, he's lovely and so big!  Unfortunately, I can't help with "MB" though.
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Re: Penguin, signed MB 95 - any idea?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 08:23:02 AM »
I'm working on it Dirk... as Anik says, he is a lovely chappie and must be important to have been signed so clearly.  :)
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Re: Penguin, signed MB 95 - any idea?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 09:20:08 AM »
Could it be Michael Bang he certainly made Elephants so why not Penguins ?

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Re: Penguin, signed MB 95 - any idea?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 09:30:46 AM »
Michael Bang was my first thought too JP,  but it isn't the way he signs his work, so for the moment I have put that thought on the back burner. But I haven't dismissed it.
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Re: Penguin, signed MB 95 - any idea?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 03:25:26 PM »
Thanks for your suggestions - much appreciated!  :flowers:
Iīve been trying to find german glassmakers also, but I canīt think of any MBs in question.
Letīs wait... It so often happens that you find the answer, when youīre searching for
something completely different, doesnīt it? 
So, if you stumble across this guy, please, remember this thread.  :)
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Re: Penguin, signed MB 95 - any idea?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 04:29:23 PM »
Dirk, I never give up!  And I will keep looking.  :)

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Re: Penguin, signed MB 95 - any idea?
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2012, 02:21:54 PM »
Agreed Rosie definitely not Michael Bang.  See attached signatures.  The third signature is actually from a penguin of his - the fourth photo is a profile shot


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Re: Penguin, signed MB 95 - any idea?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2012, 02:39:56 PM »
Thanks for the pictures, Ross. The more I look at the signature... the īMī looks
quite continental, doesnīt it?  ???
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Re: Penguin, signed MB 95 - any idea?
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2012, 03:37:24 PM »
I see it as a studio piece, carefully executed, with a carefully polished pontil mark, and a pride taken in the neat and carefully written signature. 
I wonder if someone like Adam Aaronson might look in and see if he recognises this signature?
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