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Offline Patrick

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Mdina or someone else........ ?
« on: June 19, 2015, 02:09:44 PM »
Hi,
 This vase was too interesting to pass up......  :)

150mm dia. and 80mm high with a flatted base with very slight 'Battuto' to it ( not highly polished )

It is beautifully made with the trails carefully placed and the silver chloride not over done.

Any thoughts please ?

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Re: Mdina or someone else........ ?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 03:18:25 PM »
Hi,
I would also like to add that the flint glass used in the vase body is very clear and high quality.

Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Mdina or someone else........ ?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 03:36:29 PM »
Early-ish experimental Mdina. The shape is very similar to the flat disc-shaped bottles, some later ones have the more rounded top surface like this does. The colouring, I think would put it possibly post-Harris period, or around about then.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Offline Patrick

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Re: Mdina or someone else........ ?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2015, 04:31:51 PM »
Hi Sue,
 As ever you have come up with what is probably the answer.........  many thanks.

Are you thinking the clearer flint makes it post Harris ? When did the greenish flint start and stop ? 

Cheers,

         Patrick.

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Re: Mdina or someone else........ ?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015, 05:21:09 PM »
The greenish/yellowish stuff is pretty random, as is the intensity of the yukky colour.
Some is even worse than the rest.  ;D
I was not taking the colour of the clear glass into consideration at all.
Some very early stuff can have decent coloured clear glass.
I'm going just by the colours used and the construction.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Mdina or someone else........ ?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 11:37:42 AM »
Very nice Pat :)

Seen another somewhere on line recently but cannot remember where.

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Re: Mdina or someone else........ ?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2015, 12:12:14 PM »
Hi Chris,
 Maybe this is the piece you are thinking of ?   http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STUNNING-GOZO-STUDIO-ART-GLASS-VASE-CITTADELLA-MALTA-/291467430377

I should have bought it because Wolfie ( WhatHo ) thinks it might have been made by the same hand.

Cheers.

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Re: Mdina or someone else........ ?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2015, 06:56:09 PM »
Yes that was it  ;)

 

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