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Author Topic: Mdina paper labels ...slight differences in design .  (Read 3075 times)

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Offline glassobsessed

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Re: Mdina paper labels ...slight differences in design .
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2016, 07:11:21 PM »
It is usually possible to roughly date Mdina by a combination of form, pattern, colour and signature script. Get enough examples with the two paper labels together and it should be possible to at least work out which came first. Not sure how much it would add given my initial thought.

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Re: Mdina paper labels ...slight differences in design .
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2016, 06:13:25 AM »
Just looking at examples on ebay you can see that the later label is present on later Mdina glass !

If the date can be found when the later design of label came into print it would help a great deal to narrow down dates of earlier pieces  ;)

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Re: Mdina paper labels ...slight differences in design .
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2016, 11:02:47 AM »
In Mdina, date is not always that important. Early is desirable, but each piece is unique and needs to be judged on its own merits.
There are some ghastly early bits, there are fabulous later bits.


Art is where I can let my pidgeon-holing tendencies, need for explanations and logical progression of information, go. It's an escape from my love of science. ;D
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Re: Mdina paper labels ...slight differences in design .
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2016, 10:13:52 PM »
Yes , I agree entirely.... but there are  clues in these  labels and if they can be used as an aid to  establish a chronological order, along with all of the other characteristics that John suggested , then its a good idea to investigate it.  Purely from a historical point of view  :)
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Re: Mdina paper labels ...slight differences in design .
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2016, 12:49:28 PM »
I think it's perfectly safe to say that the extra word and plastic labels are later. ;D
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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2016, 08:26:04 PM »
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Re: Mdina paper labels ...slight differences in design .
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2016, 09:26:44 PM »
Just goes to show... without that date I would have guessed it was mid /late 70s.

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Re: Mdina paper labels ...slight differences in design .
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2016, 12:19:37 PM »
Me too. Especially with that loopy script and the loads of silver chloride.  ::) :-[ ::)
I've really not seen many dates added, when it's from the '80s, at all.
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Re: Mdina paper labels ...slight differences in design .
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2016, 03:31:35 AM »
The same signature is seen on this Mdina paperweight on ebay Germany dated 1986 !!  ::)

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Glas-Briefbeschwerer-Wolken-weis-signiert-Mdina-1986-ca-Dm-6-cm-ca-400gr/172115062528?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107083420%26meid%3D025060709a8e4b91be79b5c46edde6a3%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D172078804275

It is also shown on the base of one of my paperweights , with no date or label, shown here.

The carafe of the same shape was made at least up until c1994, I have a Maltese cookery book with one featured . Published in Malta  1994, Acknowledgements to Mdina Glass for supplying the glassware in the book !  ;)

Mike

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Re: Mdina paper labels ...slight differences in design .
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2016, 04:31:00 AM »
If you look at the seller's (of the decanter/carafe above)  other items you can see lots of other Mdina...nearly all dated 1985 with the same script ....amazing !!  :o  (Search Mdina in their shop )

But it all looks fine and dandy because of the German example and my paperweight .....must have all been a bulk import from that year   :o
Mike

 

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