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Author Topic: Apparently Mdina, Azurene-like, heavy vase  (Read 635 times)

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Offline chilternhills

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Apparently Mdina, Azurene-like, heavy vase
« on: October 18, 2016, 11:30:47 PM »
I recently acquired this heavy vase with a finish similar to silver foil of IOW Azurene. The glass is deep blue, 16 cm high and 10 cm maximum diameter. It has what appears to be 'Mdina' (more like 'Mdino') and possibly initials of the maker marked on the base. I have never seen this finish in a Mdina piece, but it could have been an attempt to emulate Isle of Wight Studio Glass 'Azurene' in the late 1970s. My initial thought was that the initials were 'eb' for Ettore Boffo, but that is unlikely since Ettore died in 1971, if I recall correctly.

Has any Mdina collector seen anything similar to this vase? Thanks.

Anton
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Re: Apparently Mdina, Azurene-like, heavy vase
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 06:46:04 AM »
Perhaps the initials are the date 04 or 06

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Re: Apparently Mdina, Azurene-like, heavy vase
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 02:38:00 PM »
I've got gold and silver foiled pieces, all in the later jewell-like blue. A stoppered perfume, (with matched ground stopper) and a medium large globe.
They're later than the '70s. I'd think well into the late '80s/'90s at earliest. I've seen them with plastic labels.
The Mdina script on the base of my large globe is unusual, all in capital letters. No date on mine, which is what I, like Christine, think is a date.
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Re: Apparently Mdina, Azurene-like, heavy vase
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 02:41:35 PM »
Definitely Mdina, that barrel shape is found with other colours too.

This bottle uses gold leaf.

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Re: Apparently Mdina, Azurene-like, heavy vase
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2016, 04:43:27 PM »
 ;) No wonder I couldn't find it. :-[
The medium-large globe I do still have has both silver and gold on it.
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Re: Apparently Mdina, Azurene-like, heavy vase
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2016, 03:20:53 PM »
Definitely much later than the Boffo period, I think 2004 would be a good guess :)
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