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Author Topic: Possible Mdina plate? ID = Confirmed Mdina  (Read 1087 times)

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Possible Mdina plate? ID = Confirmed Mdina
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2016, 04:49:17 PM »
 :o
Now that IS an unusual shape - it has a stepped sort of bottom part, not just the one bowl in the middle.
I've not seen one like this before, but it would be consistent with being properly early and of a sort of experimental, one-off artist piece, much more than standard production.

It is still completely consistent with being unmarked and unsigned.

Thank-you for the extra pics - they have been very informative, and I hope it helps you a bit more too.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Offline Ben.unwin

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Re: Possible Mdina plate? ID = Confirmed Mdina
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2016, 05:00:08 PM »
I know, a very unusual shape in comparison to others!
May have been an early experimental piece..
I'm not sure I'll be keeping it, as pretty as it is :'(

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Re: Possible Mdina plate? ID = Confirmed Mdina
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2016, 05:58:20 PM »
 8)
I am positive it is an early "experimental" or simply a one-off artist piece. It's big, so would have had to have been made by one of the top folk there at that early time.  :)
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Re: Possible Mdina plate? ID = Confirmed Mdina
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2016, 07:46:54 PM »
Looking again at the chargers I have here has been interesting, always something new to notice or learn...

All three have much bigger flat polished areas on the base as though any 'extra step' was ground away before polishing. The blue charger in the photo has the remains of that extra step on one side of the base where it was not all ground away. I suspect that they were all made like the charger in question, perhaps there was an impatient customer who did not want to wait for it to be finished.


Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Possible Mdina plate? ID = Confirmed Mdina
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2016, 08:09:26 PM »
As you're probably aware, I have a similar charger to yours "in reverse", John, my Rosenthal one, signed by Michael Harris.
Now I'm going to have to get ladders out and get it down to inspect its bottom.  8)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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