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Author Topic: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase  (Read 649 times)

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Offline glassobsessed

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Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« on: February 25, 2014, 07:12:56 PM »
It has been a while since I last showed anything off so here is my latest addition, a small and early Fish vase from Mdina, 1969 I would guess. The combination of amethyst centre and blue wings works a treat.

John


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Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 08:05:24 PM »
and right to show it off, looks like the price of a small car the five together, very jealous and should be on my window sill.
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Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 07:40:28 AM »
Lovely!
The colours are particularly nice...

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Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 11:30:57 AM »
some cobalt swirls in those blue wings?
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Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 01:22:15 PM »
We are missing the :Mr. Green: emoticon.
A really lovely and fabby thing, John.
Glad it's in a home where it is properly appreciated, but just for this show-off thread on the really early experimental Fish vases, I just have to show off my Precious Baby Fish, along with my 2 other early ones.
Precious Baby Fish is only early one I have that is as good as your new beast.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 02:06:53 PM »
Sue, I disagree :) your amethyst fish is glorious.  Well they all are, as are John's.
m


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Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 02:20:07 PM »
 ;) It is,  ;D but they're far more common than multicoloured early ones... 8)
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Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 02:22:40 PM »
or button rims :)


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Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 02:25:00 PM »
No cobalt in this one m, the darker bits are as a result of the silver chloride escaping, saying that the amethyst blown centre also looks quite close to cobalt under all that blue.

Bruce, I think the five are potentially worth more than my car, especially with the mileage I am racking up these days.

Common? ;D


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Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 02:30:07 PM »
It's a relative term, John. ;)
I'm sure there are at least 15-20 known of the amethyst ones, if not more.  ;D

And yes, flying-free, button rims are very, very scarce on early-early Fishes. And on Crizzle stones. I don't have any. :'(
Cheers, Sue (M)

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