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Offline BJB

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Mdina or just a lookie likie?
« on: April 27, 2006, 02:29:52 PM »
Have just uncovered this "lovely" item, and have remembered why THIS one was put in the loft :lol:  

To be honest it looks like a stick of rock with the pink and white swirls  (and I don't like rock either :wink: ) but it isn't marked and the base is flat.

Could it be Mdina or a copy of or just a ................

http://i3.tinypic.com/wk4qyf.jpg

http://i3.tinypic.com/wk4rac.jpg

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.........little stick of Blackpool rock :P

Barbara


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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2006, 02:36:22 PM »
Sorry Barb
but this doesn't strike me as having any relationship to Mdina.
Other maltese production seems to be most often marked and non of those would be obvious candidates IMHO

So what is it ?
Sorry I have no immediate suggestions !
Ivo ? Anyone ?
Pete


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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2006, 02:43:46 PM »
Hi Peter,

Thats OK, I really am not all that keen on it ( can you tell) and am about to list it and would like to give it the right definition.

Its really heavy though, just had a thought could it be "Chinese" :lol:

Will just put Art Glass Vase, that should cover all the bases.

Barbara


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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2006, 03:24:36 PM »
I would think Mdina because a/ they're no stranger to pink and b/ the perfume with the hanging stopper (missing) is quite specific - I've never seen it from anyone else.
But then, maybe it s not...
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2006, 03:35:46 PM »
:D :D :D

I'm not sure about this one, Babara! You could try asking the archive people at IoWSG.

Pink is indicative of later Mdina, as is white. It is a Mdina shape, I've seen this pattern in tortoiseshell colours. I've not seen a piece like this.
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2006, 03:57:42 PM »
Oooops
I'm obviously not familiar enough with recent Mdina which seems to be throwing up a number of surprises .....I think I got one in the post today ....the quality of which is abysmal. :(
Pete


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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2006, 04:20:55 PM »
:D:D:D

There are also Mtarfa or Guernsey glass, which may have been responsible. Looking at it longer, I'm starting to have doubts about the exact shape.

 :shock: You'd better show it then, Peter! I don't really know what is meant by recent. Some of the stuff on the website is gorgeous. Olivia Said, Joseph's daughter has been a master glassmaker for a while and has also produced some fantastic work.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2006, 04:53:59 PM »
Hi Sue,

I thought that Guernsey glass marked their items with the 3 lions impressed on the base. This is just flat, and unmarked.

It's not my favourite piece of glass, I don't even know why I bought it in the first place, mad moment I suppose. I'm not a "pink lady" to be honest.  I like my orange 1960's lights better :lol:

Barbara


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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2006, 05:12:09 PM »
Sue
I'm not sure what I mean by recent either .....maybe 90s onwards ?

Their current catalogues online
Here http://www.mdinaglass.net/ and here http://www.stockpots.co.uk/extra_sites/mdinaglass/index.html show some very nice stuff.

Mine might be a second or a frigger or end-of-day or not Mdina. I will photo ....honest !
Pete


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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2006, 11:07:55 PM »
Hi there,
For what it is worth, I don't think that one is Mdina. It certainly has a similar form to some pieces and is thickly rendered, but the pink isn't quite the right colour and it just doesn't 'look' right to me. However, in the course of writing my book, I've come across so many weird pieces that don't look anything like Mdina, but end up having the factory signature or label. If it is, then I'd say it was 80s at the very earliest. Nevertheless, on balance, I'd say no! Sorry to make you keep on hunting.
Good luck,
Mark
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