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Offline Patrick

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4 inch Snail.
« on: August 25, 2015, 02:19:11 PM »
Any ideas about who made this Snail please ? 

It has a semi matte flatted base base'

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Re: 4 inch Snail.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 09:45:13 PM »
It might be Mtarfa...........scroll down to see a snail of similar construction. Searching on Google images under 'glass snail malta' shows this snail along with a similar looking one in blue /with yellow? spots (which is on Pinerest).

http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/maltese_glass/mtarfa_glass.htm

Cheers, Mike

Mike

Offline Patrick

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Re: 4 inch Snail.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 10:29:09 PM »
Hi Mike,

I am happy to think it could be Mtarfa but with the possibility that glassblowers that worked at MDG went to Mtarfa it could well be from MDG.  :)

The colours are correct for MDG and also it's base looks right.

I rest my case..............

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Re: 4 inch Snail.
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 07:10:07 AM »
That's interesting, here is a link to the Google images search ....the blue snail is the first image that comes up (for now anyway) it's on Pinerest..........

https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=667&q=glass+snail+malta&oq=glass+snail+malta&gs_l=img.12...12723.19475.0.21981.17.14.0.3.0.0.87.941.14.14.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..4.13.872.QtIH82Sa99Q

Cheers, Mike
Mike

 

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