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Mdina Glass help
« on: December 21, 2014, 12:41:31 PM »
Hello,

This is my first ever post so please be gentle!

I've just started collecting glass and particularly like Skrdlovice stuff but at a car boot today, these items caught my eye. I'm pretty sure they're all Mdina (two are signed as such) but I can't work out if they're older ones or more recent. Any help is grateful appreciated. I paid 90 for the lot plus two modern Orrefors votive holders. Let me down gently if I've been done!!!!

Apologies for colour  quality of photos, I've only got my iPhone.

Many thanks,

James


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Re: Mdina Glass help
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 12:44:32 PM »
And few more;


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Re: Mdina Glass help
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 12:45:25 PM »
And the rest;

Many thanks

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Re: Mdina Glass help
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 04:31:19 PM »
 :o

ALL that for only 90, PLUS Orrefors votives?  No, I can assure you, you have not been done. Not at all. :)

The first bit looks like a small onion vase, in Tortoiseshell. I've not seen a small one before. It is only a small thing, but an unusual shape, (early '80s -ish?).

Next is a nice "Pulled ears" vase in amethyst, again probably '70 - early '80s.
Then another thing I've not seen before, a small attenuated bottle in Amethyst, probably '70s.

Then a two-tone Top Hat bowl, a bit later, I think, perhaps into the '80s or after. Earlier "Two-tones" have a lot more interesting stuff going on inside them from the silver salts used, this one is fairly clear.
(Same comments apply to your "Helter Skelter two-tone bottle.)

Then back to the early-mid '70s for your fabby amethyst strapped and stoppered bottle, and into the '80s for the red and blue strapped egg-shaped vase.

Welcome to the gmb,  :) Glad it was good news to start you off!
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Re: Mdina Glass help
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 05:06:51 PM »
That's great news, thanks Sue. It was a massive punt on my part but I really liked them all regardless so they'll end up in the house whatever they're worth. I forgot to mention the long crystal art deco perfume bottle with engraved gilt lid (2) and the deep deep maroon basket vase which I can't work out is Murano or Czech for 3. A good day out all round!!

I've been looking for online resources for both Mdina and Czech glass and have only come across Mark Hill's books. I can't find them for a reasonable price anywhere; are there other reference works about??

Thanks again,

James

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Re: Mdina Glass help
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014, 05:18:52 PM »
Sadly, no. There were only 3,000 copies printed and although a second print run had been planned, the closure of Isle of Wight Studio Glass (before it's reopening) put that on the back burner for a while yet.
I do have a copy I can use to tell you what's said in it, with regard to certain bits, as do others here, but mostly, you'll get answers if you just ask here. There are a few of use who collect it, and we're quite happy to help out.
(It's sort of my thing.)

Buying what you like regardless is good. It's important that you like it. Trust your guts!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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