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Author Topic: Blue and white vase signed - ID = Mtarfa  (Read 679 times)

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Offline aazul3

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Blue and white vase signed - ID = Mtarfa
« on: February 14, 2014, 03:49:25 AM »
Hello everyone,

I have a few glass items in my collection that I have never been able to identify. I have left a post re: what would appear to be a Murano Sommerso centrepiece. This next item which I would like to inquire about is a small (20.5 cm tall) blue vase with white inside. It is fairly heavy and signed on the bottom.

Does anyone know who this is by? (I can't quite make out the signature). It was purchased in Australia.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,

Adam

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Re: Blue and white vase signed
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 12:29:09 PM »
Hi and welcome!  :)
I don't recognise the piece specifically, but the mark looks a bit like the mark for Mtarfa, but upside-down.
The appearance of the work is not inconsistent with their output, but you say it was bought in Australia.
Mtarfa is from Malta, I don't know what the liklihood of Mtarfa turning up in Australia is, although glass does travel a lot.
There are a multitude of Australian artists whose names and work I do not yet have the pleasure of being familiar with. It could be something more local.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Blue and white vase signed
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 05:20:46 PM »
Looks like good to me :)

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Re: Blue and white vase signed
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 05:24:56 PM »
you've done tricks with the image, thanks, Chris.
(I did wonder if you were showing a piece you have with the same mark at first.)

Do you think it reads "Mtarfa" too?
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Re: Blue and white vase signed
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 05:33:28 PM »
I think it is Sue :)

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Re: Blue and white vase signed
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2014, 05:36:26 PM »
Great minds, as they say, Chris.

I'm happy with our attribution. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Blue and white vase signed
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2014, 06:38:24 PM »
coincidently, I acquired that exact same vase this week Chris, also as signed. small world

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Re: Blue and white vase signed
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2014, 06:56:08 PM »
I have one too, (of the wide bottomed pot vases in that blue/green colourway).
Mine was a christmas pressie from Christine and all the more precious for that.  :) It is unmarked.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Blue and white vase signed
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2014, 11:17:33 PM »
Hello everyone!

Thank you for all of the feedback! I feel silly for having looked at the mark upside down all this time!  ;D

(mind you, still would not have been able to recognize it!)

Thank you!  :)

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Re: Blue and white vase signed - ID = Mtarfa
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2014, 12:15:30 PM »
It's a silly looking mark - very easy to get it upside-down, it doesn't look any more legible. It just has features I've learned to recognise. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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