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Author Topic: possible Maltese owl. ID = Mdina  (Read 1303 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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possible Maltese owl. ID = Mdina
« on: October 30, 2014, 06:42:56 PM »
having dabbled a little in Mdina etc. some years back, this looks to have the right sort of blue and silver chloride mix that I seem to remember, although this is presumably an item made recently.   
Almost 3.25" (80 mm) tall, and markless.             Is it Maltese and am I correct in saying it's an owl? :)


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Re: possible Maltese owl.
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 07:18:15 PM »
Yes to Mdina but not recent, Sue might have a better idea of around about when. It seems to be quite a hard pattern to find this one, I have only ever seen small items made in it - animals and posy sized vases.

If it looks like an owl and quacks like an owl...

John

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Re: possible Maltese owl.
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 07:23:54 PM »
thanks for that John  -  look forward to Sue's expert advice. :)

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Re: possible Maltese owl.
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 07:38:07 PM »
A couple here Paul one had an early paper label

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Re: possible Maltese owl.
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 07:39:01 PM »
This rather handsome one.

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Re: possible Maltese owl.
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 08:04:29 PM »
very nice Chris  -  thanks for posting  -  they do make for a very attractive colour mix.          So does appear they are probably a fair bit older than I first thought.

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Re: possible Maltese owl.
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2014, 09:17:17 PM »
Lovely owls... all of them,  thank you for sharing them with us... I have a few,  but never enough! ;)
Rosie.

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Re: possible Maltese owl.
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2014, 01:08:38 PM »
chriscooper's owl is a completely different decor to the one Paul posted, it's one in which a rib mould has been used to incorporate the silver chloride salts internally.

The one Paul showed has a mosaic-like surface decor of silver chloride effects, and as John said, it is a hard decor to find, and only ever found on very small pieces. I'm not sure of the date, perhaps mid-late '80s/early '90s. I don't think it was continued for any great length of time, given the scarcity of this decor.

It is mostly found on owls. I have a little squat pot vase, about 2" tall and 3" wide.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: possible Maltese owl.
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2014, 02:49:42 PM »
A very big thanks Sue  -  you are such a store-house of information on this subject :)

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Re: possible Maltese owl.
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2014, 03:11:01 PM »
This design apppears to be contemporary with another produced on similar small items. It's a surface decor, of a matt pink backgound , with deeper pink spots and stretched blue splodgy bits. I think it's really, really horrible, but it's even scarcer than this lovely patchwork pattern in teal blue and mirrored yellow.
I'll get a pic of my little squat pot, and one of the horrible matt pink thing. I do have an example of it. It would show the shape of other things which might have the really attractive design on.
No light atm.
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