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Author Topic: Mdina (?) & signed, but what does it say? ID = Eirik Jan Thore, Lillehammer  (Read 459 times)

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I could be totally out, it's probably the colours that are screaming at me  ??? It's only little, 3" in height & 3 5/8" across the top.
The signature is nothing I recognise. Would anyone here have any ideas, please?

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Re: It is screaming Mdina at me & signed, but what does it say?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 02:48:08 PM »
Wrong shade of blue for Mdina and not really their style in the enamels either, but it does look like a combination of blue enamels and sliver chloride effects in clear glass. ;D
It's not finished off in any Mdina way and I'm afraid I cannot make anything out of the signature.
I would strongly suspect it's Studio Glass and it's lovely, but I don't know what it is, or who it is by. :-[

It's not an early experimental bit of Mdina either, the blue is not the scarce cobalt colour - it's much (Qu)inkier. ;D
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Re: It is screaming Mdina at me & signed, but what does it say?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 04:58:51 PM »

Cheers, Sue.  ;D Yes, the blue is very Navy, with a couple of small streaks of cobalt, not the bright blue that I see normally in Mdina. The silver chloride appears pink is some light, and yes it is cased in clear glass.

Can't believe I didn't post a picture of the base, so I will rectify that.
Hopefully someone will recognise the signature, even though it is partly obscured by bubbles within the glass and the area to it is only 1 1/4" in diameter.  ::) 8) ;D
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Re: It is screaming Mdina at me & signed, but what does it say?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2016, 05:58:37 PM »
Some of the silver chloride effect looks a little bit Karl Weidmann-ish, but he wouldn't be making studio glass, he designed (this sort of gorgeous thing) for WMF and Gralglas.
I think we're looking at somebody quite competent, Della. :)

That purpl-y-pink-y sort of colour can appear as a result of the combination of a layer of yellow glass over or under a layer of blue glass with the light coming through it from behind. Layering colours of glass over each other does not work like mixing paint, as I'm sure you know. (I'm saying that for any reader who is new,)  ;D
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Re: It is screaming Mdina at me & signed, but what does it say?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 10:46:45 AM »
Just discovered that the signature is Eirik Jan Thore, Lillehammer.  ;D
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Re: It is screaming Mdina at me & signed, but what does it say?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 11:08:13 AM »
Well done! It's good to have a mystery solved.

I need to make a correction to what i said myself. Looking at the yellow/pink bit, it's not the result of silver chloride,
that's the result of silver NITRATE.
I've been in discussion with somebody from Malta who confirmed that.
I'd been led a little astray by the Mdina book, which refers mostly to silver chloride, but that acts differently to silver nitrate, which was in use, I believe, far more.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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