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Author Topic: Mdina bottle show and tell  (Read 1416 times)

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Offline Patrick

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Re: Mdina bottle show and tell
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 02:16:45 PM »

I would agree, it would have had to be towards the end of Mr. Harris' time at Mdina - in order for his skills to have developed and improved enough to produce this beauty.


Somewhere there is an old photo of Vicente Boffo in the chair making what looks like an attenuated bottle.................

found it dated November 1970

Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Mdina bottle show and tell
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 02:26:43 PM »
Not "seaweed" though. :)
There really isn't much of it around, although I have seen bits that are not nearly as well executed as Michael Harris could make them, so I don't believe he was the only one who tried it out.
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Re: Mdina bottle show and tell
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 06:20:34 PM »
Thank you Sue  :-*
Definitely was high up on my (Mdina glass) wish list, ever since I saw yours and John's here on the board.
And it looks good with my other Mdina cylinder vases (I have 3 of the tall Rosenthal pattern ones in the meantime ::) )

BTW -- when were these amethyst seaweed pieces made?

Michael

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Re: Mdina bottle show and tell
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 06:52:35 PM »
I suspect they are early. Harris period and perhaps for a small period of time afterwards, I'm not really sure.
The bits of seaweed I've seen that are slightly "ropey" (not so well executed - remembering random is not easy to get looking good unless the maker does have innate artistic talent) are all with clear glass, I haven't ever seen a "not-wonderful" amethyst one.
I have no artistic talent, I can't get random squiggly bits I make (with anything), looking good, ever.
I can't even draw a smiley face that looks anything other than downright sinister. ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Mdina bottle show and tell
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 08:47:12 PM »
Thank you!
Yes I totally agree -- the strapping on all the amethyst "seaweed" pieces is fabulous. And the contrast of the colors works so nicely...

Michael

 

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