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Author Topic: Baby elephant....possibly (suspected !) Malta Decorative Glass  (Read 1302 times)

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Offline Baked_Beans

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Re: Baby elephant....possibly (suspected !) Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2015, 02:30:04 PM »
Note too that the ears , which have been pulled from the top of the head, are very thin but are the same colour as the thicker neck. Perhaps that was the reason.... to achieve an overall colour match  ;)......the same goes for the penguin on the right of the photo above....pull the beak out and it would be much lighter in colour than the rest of it.....plus the pulled ears on the blue elephant which have been pulled from the darker blue which cases either clear glass or the lighter blue colour of the penguin to the left in the above photo (which is a known MDG design) . 
Mike

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Re: Baby elephant....possibly (suspected !) Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2015, 04:28:41 PM »
Just wanted to add one last comment.....without labels it's all a bit of a guess, but labels are few and far between, no catalogs or sales material either with MDG. All there is to go on are colours and 'battuto' (and known designs with labels...hence 'battuto' effect !) ....the colours were probably off-the-shelf   , the 'battuto' effect might have been due to antiquated , imported , Chinese equipment/methods...but I think this casing (if the above examples are MDG  ;)) is very subtle and shows signs of true perfectionism . So my initial plea still stands , any similar elephants or donkeys or similar penguins ,with labels (from any factory) would be much appreciated.  Cheers, Mike
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