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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2006, 01:36:23 PM »
They are brothers aren't they, the founders of Mdina and Mtarfa?  

So no wonder the sigs look similar.

The down stroke in the middle is the giveaway, there is no decender on any letter in Mdina.

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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2006, 02:04:36 PM »
:D:D:D

Mdina was founded by Michael Harris, josordoni!  (See the thread "origins of the studio glass movement") It is now run by Joseph Said, one of the original apprentices. His brother Paul Said runs Mtarfa, but also trained at Mdina.
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2006, 02:21:39 PM »
Mtarfa is c.1982 Sue? Something like that...
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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2006, 02:23:09 PM »
Silly me, that is what I obviously meant, the people running it,not the founder.  But it would make sense for their signatures to be similar wouldn't it!   :?:

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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2006, 02:25:55 PM »
They do often get mistaken and the glass has striking similarities. I have a couple of strapped glass vases that are unsigned, but I'm sure they are either Mdina or Mtarfa. Mtarfa labels often get retained, thankfully!
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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2006, 02:33:28 PM »
:D:D:D

Can you show me them, David, pretty please?

Ivo's "Fact File a-z" has Mtarfa Glassblowers Ltd. from c1975-present.
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2006, 08:36:48 AM »
I'll try and get them done today. Sorry, I've been a bit lax getting these Maltese pieces on the board: busy, busy, busy... :?  :wink:
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