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Author Topic: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)  (Read 16088 times)

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #110 on: March 24, 2015, 06:04:14 PM »
They are. Even less common is a cut-ice lollipop in Tortoiseshell, I have the only one I've seen. ;D
Earthtones really does vary a lot, some bits vastly superior to others.

Your lollipop has what looks like what I would describe as ribbons, an appearance that is a bit more common than others, but still fairly old. The very newer versions of Earthtones are very flat, with a very pale creamy background and a much duller brown decor. They're somewhat more delicate and pretty-looking than being the strong statement the earlier bits are. IMNSHO.  ;)

Pics are of the Tortoiseshell lollipop and of a new, small Earthtones cylinder, with plastic label.
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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #111 on: March 24, 2015, 06:46:27 PM »
Oh, lovely lollipop :P
Nice slim neck. And lots of silverchlorides.

I was quite surprised when i couldn't find another Earthtones lollipop on the net; I had thought they were as common as Tiger ones.

And you are right -- the more recent "Earthtones" decor looks much flatter than that in the older pieces.

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #112 on: March 24, 2015, 07:27:34 PM »
My only Earthtones lollipop is MDG. I do not have a Mdina one. :P ;)

I like the way the bubble of colour is "suspended" very high in the Tortoiseshell one. It was quite an exciting find for me, at one of the big fairs.
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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #113 on: March 25, 2015, 03:49:37 PM »
Thank you Sue -- my Earthtones lollipop must be really scarce then ;D

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #114 on: March 25, 2015, 04:00:06 PM »
 ;D Might even be bordering on the r-word.
I've got a Ming one, very similar to your Earthtones. It's the only Ming one I've ever seen.
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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #115 on: March 25, 2015, 04:37:30 PM »
That is a great lolliipop vase :o
(And really very similar shape to my Earthtones one)

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Re: Two Mdina vases, further info appreciated :-)
« Reply #116 on: March 25, 2015, 04:56:43 PM »
They really are very closely related, aren't they?
I might even suspect the same maker for both of them. ;D
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