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Author Topic: Mdina Ochre globe  (Read 99 times)

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Offline Marc1976

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Mdina Ochre globe
« on: August 08, 2017, 05:44:34 PM »
Hi all. Could anyone please advise the approximate year of production for this lovely little ochre globe?

Many thanks :).

Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Ochre globe
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 07:25:17 PM »
"Plain" ochre is often assumed to be early experimental. Often found on small globes, with elegant slim flanges, (indicating post-Boffo's arrival) but they didn't actually go into being a production range as far as we know. Hence the "assumed early experimental". They're not what I'd call rare, others might.
(To me "rare" means there are one or two of them on the planet.)
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Ochre globe
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 08:12:54 PM »
For the benefit of those (including myself) who know little about glass made in Malta, would somebody please say which company this item was made by.
KevinH

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Re: Ochre globe
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 08:25:55 PM »
Apologies Kevin. It's Mdina glass.

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Re: Ochre globe
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 05:11:33 PM »
These were made while Harris was still at Mdina and probably for a year or two afterwards as far as I can tell. They tend to be relatively thinly blown for Mdina and nicely made, with a neck and rim like that maybe 71/72/73 or thereabouts.

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Re: Ochre globe
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 11:05:50 PM »
Many thanks John :). You're right, it's very thinly blown and it surprised me when I first held it.

 

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