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Author Topic: Irridescent Mdina vase  (Read 375 times)

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Offline Nick77

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Irridescent Mdina vase
« on: November 20, 2017, 12:56:58 PM »
I've had this small (3") irridescent Mdina vase for a while now and so far I have not seen another irridescent piece, are they not that common?

Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Irridescent Mdina vase
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 01:23:54 PM »
Most of the pieces from this range are small. I've seen owls, little flat flanged bottles and your shape of small bottle.
It is a delightful range, the small shapes are akin to miniatures, very well made indeed, and it is not that easy to find examples.
They are not illustrated in Mark's book, so probably date to later than the period the book covers.
The script on the base is a loopy one, known as "one of the ones that looks as if it reads molina".
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Re: Irridescent Mdina vase
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 01:25:06 PM »
They are one of the harder patterns to find and one of the more attractive to my mind of the post Harris decors. As Sue says items tend to be quite small, often animals as well as vases, the following globe vase is about 4 inches or so, quite large for this pattern.

I would not usually describe them as iridescent.


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Re: Irridescent Mdina vase
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 02:35:26 PM »
Thanks both for the info, the base text is indeed loopy and could be read as Molina as you say, your globe vase is very nice John I'll keep searching for other pieces.


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