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Author Topic: Earthtones at Mdina and MDG; Discussion.  (Read 2412 times)

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Offline Patrick

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Re: Mdina Earthtones new information......
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2017, 11:19:09 AM »
Nemmie is it possible for you to post a pic. of your example dated 1974 please ? It would be great to see it  ;)

While we wait for Denver's image here is a link to the sale of a 1979 fish vase.........

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/catherine-southon/catalogue-id-srcat10013/lot-0839654b-56a0-4700-855f-a77900b82458

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Re: Mdina Earthtones new information......
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2017, 12:56:28 PM »

Patrick has kindly sent me a message on Facebook pointing out people are requesting photos, If I could easily provide them I would do so. I stopped collecting earthtones a couple of years ago and purely kept this piece due to its date and appealing execution.

I would have to dig through around 20 crates in my attic to find it. When I do stumble across it in the natural course of events I will be sure to post it.

Whilst this matter seems of vital importance to Wolfie and Patrick, I fortunately/unfortunately have considerably more important things to currently occupy my time with.





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Re: Mdina Earthtones new information......
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2017, 12:57:21 PM »
While we wait for Denver's image here is a link to the sale of a 1979 fish vase.........

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/catherine-southon/catalogue-id-srcat10013/lot-0839654b-56a0-4700-855f-a77900b82458

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Re: Mdina Earthtones new information......
« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2017, 01:39:11 PM »
It's not really needed.
We have concrete evidence from the Tortoiseshell Isle of Wight Studio Glass globe made in late '73.
Earthtones is a Harris design, used at both Mdina and MDG.

Can we ask a moderator to please kindly change the title of this thread?
It's highly misleading.


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Re: Mdina Earthtones new information......
« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2017, 01:57:07 PM »
I also mentioned to Patrick via PM that I once owned a Mdina earthtones cylinder with a ground and polished pontil mark.

I know there has been a lot of discussion as to when these appeared and stopped being used but I don't think anyone has put them as late as 1978.

Unless it was a result of a mishap with that particular vase, Unfortunately I sold this piece and don't seem to have a photo on record.

I really need to be better with my photography record but I prefer looking at my glass to photographing it :)

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Re: Mdina Earthtones new information......
« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2017, 03:06:20 PM »
Here's a pic of a Mdina Earthtones bullet bowl to throw in the mix.....

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Re: Mdina Earthtones new information......
« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2017, 03:32:56 PM »
 ;D
And here's mine. The one with a zig-zag pattern on it.
However, the presence of zig-zags does not mean it was made at the same time as true zig-zags. It's possible, but it could also be a later return.

There is only so much somebody can do in the way of decorating the outside of something with strapping. :)
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Re: Mdina Earthtones new information......
« Reply #47 on: July 26, 2017, 03:50:30 PM »
Sue (chopin-liszt) said:
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Can we ask a moderator to please kindly change the title of this thread? It's highly misleading.
Please provide a meaningful alternative thread title. I would certainly make the change but I cannot tell from the thread what is misleading and what isn't.
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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Mdina Earthtones new information......
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2017, 04:01:41 PM »
The thread appeared to be making the suggestion that Boffo designed Earthtones, which is wrong, so it's not new information, or any information, really.

It was Michael Harris, as has always been known.
Perhaps "Earthtones at Mdina and MDG; Discussion." would be better?
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Re: Mdina Earthtones new information......
« Reply #49 on: July 26, 2017, 05:00:06 PM »
;D
And here's mine. The one with a zig-zag pattern on it.
However, the presence of zig-zags does not mean it was made at the same time as true zig-zags. It's possible, but it could also be a later return.

There is only so much somebody can do in the way of decorating the outside of something with strapping. :)







Wonderful. Now If I owned that it would be on display :)
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