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Offline BRADBURY7308

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Earlyish mdina globe for viewing???
« on: September 22, 2013, 10:50:37 AM »
 :) Very chuffed bought at a local antiques fair today i must admit im preety sure its an early harris era piece as seems to have the right sort of thing's goin on with the rim and colouring, Unusual as it has a gloopy colour trail around much of it which in strong natural light has orange red and dark blue in it??Un marked to base. 5.5-6" diameter. Thought id see what the mdina collectors thought of it think??

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Re: Earlyish mdina globe for viewing???
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 02:34:47 PM »
I think you are 100% correct.  ;D

I would think the strange colours that appear in sunlight might be something to do with the refraction of the light.

If you look at a piece which has the frothy yellow background with blue trails on it (as in the design with the three spirals on it), with the light coming through it, it will show all sorts of muddy purples and browns. But there is only yellow and blue glass there.

When light comes through coloured glass, it will reflect the colour on the other side - only allowing the wavelengths which are not reflected to come through the glass, so those are what you see.

Colour in glass does not work like paint.  :)
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Re: Earlyish mdina globe for viewing???
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 05:07:54 PM »
Very very nice.  ;D

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Re: Earlyish mdina globe for viewing???
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 05:21:02 PM »
Do we suspect a touch of cobalt?
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Re: Earlyish mdina globe for viewing???
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 05:44:18 PM »
Sitting on the fence over here, tricky subject. ;D

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Re: Earlyish mdina globe for viewing???
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 05:52:08 PM »
ok. Let's not get into that can of worms right now. ;)
Bradbury (I want to call you Ray ;) ) are you going to be at the National in November? If you are, can you bring it with you to show us?
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Re: Earlyish mdina globe for viewing???
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013, 07:11:10 AM »
Thanks for the comment's it does seem too have some cobalt in it although not as much as my almost inside out vase that's all cobalt, Ive been planning too go to the big glass meeting for a few years but havent managed to get too it so far, I will bring it if i do get my act together and go this year. Interesting piece hope i can bring it along Ray haha

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Re: Earlyish mdina globe for viewing???
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 10:47:52 AM »
It's an absoloute stunner, I'm very jealous - I don't have one.  :'(
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Re: Earlyish mdina globe for viewing???
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2013, 08:12:28 AM »
 :D
Having seen some picture's of your vast collection of mdina glass over the years im suprised you have so many rare early pieces, Will make a big effort to bring to show daniel

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Re: Earlyish mdina globe for viewing???
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 06:00:31 PM »
That would be great Daniel, it would be fantastic to see them both.

 

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