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Offline MaltaGlass

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Opinion on Boffo and Rosenthal
« on: June 27, 2017, 04:21:27 PM »
Hello,

I intend to start a collection of Mdina Glass and Boffo.

I was offered two pieces by Boffo Brown Jug and earth tones vase. These were offered to me at 95 keeping in mind that this includes shipping to Malta :-)

I was also offered a Rosenthal Mdina Glass for 50, do you think these are fair prices to pay ? 

Also if anyone has Boffo or Mdina glass available please let me know

Thanks everyone esp Della and Sue :-) 

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Re: Opinion on Boffo and Rosenthal
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 04:47:51 PM »
The amethyst jug is a Boffo piece from Mdina, the Earthtones vase is probably MDG, check what the base looks like for confirmation - if it is polished completely flat, it will be Mdina, it it has shallow groves in it, it will be MDG.
Personally, I tend towards MDG, as it is a really good clear and defined shape, Mdina vases this shape tend to be lumpier.
The bullet bowl is not Rosenthal, which is a random pattern of blue trails over yellow, not this defined "three spirals" design.
I don't know how anybody could be sure that was made by Boffo and not one of the other good malkers there at that time.
We don't tend to discuss values here, they're very subjective, but those don't sound too bad.
You should buy what you like. You're the one who has to live with it afterwards. :)

In future, would you please make a seperate thread for each piece of glass that you post?
Also, do you own these images? If not, you cannot post them, unless you have specific permission from their owner, because of legal complications.
You can post a link to an auction that contains the images, that way, the owner of them is properly credited.
Thank-you
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Opinion on Boffo and Rosenthal
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 09:59:42 PM »
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Re: Opinion on Boffo and Rosenthal
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 10:31:02 PM »
Noted with Thanks ;D

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Re: Opinion on Boffo and Rosenthal
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 01:54:06 PM »
As the images had to be removed, I've dug around to find some of mine to illustrate the thread.
A spiral bullet bowl, from Mdina.
A bark textured jug, but in teal, not amethyst as per the OP's query. I don't have an amethyst one.
An MDG vase, in the shape I call a "Chimney vase"
A Mdina "Chimney vase", to illustrate the difference in execution. (it's a lot lumpier)
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Opinion on Boffo and Rosenthal
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 02:22:44 PM »
Thank you Sue for the images provided.

So Far I have bought some MDG and Mdina Glass, here are the MDG.
I am looking at some other MDG glass which hopefully I will acquire. :-) 
 

 

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