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Offline Anne E.B.

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For show - Mdina paperweight
« on: December 07, 2017, 04:25:24 PM »
Can't help thinking about frog-spawn when I look at this.  Not too sure about the design, but love the jade colour.
I'm guessing its fairly modern(ish).
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Re: For show - Mdina paperweight
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 04:46:02 PM »
I would guess the same. :)
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Re: For show - Mdina paperweight
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 05:14:53 PM »
Reminds me of a Thrush (and other) egg. Shame about the lumpy upper surface.
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Re: For show - Mdina paperweight
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 07:41:31 PM »
I'm obviously not a twitcher, so I didn't make that connection ;D
The surface isn't actually lumpy but perfectly smooth, with the inside being kind of frothy and bubbly.
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Re: For show - Mdina paperweight
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 08:12:19 PM »
Yes, I meant the upper surface of the coloured part on the inside - "lumpy / bubbly".

I am not a twitcher either. Just remembered it from a 1950s book showing birds' eggs.  :)
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Re: For show - Mdina paperweight
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 08:21:42 PM »
Doh! Me being frothy ::) :-[

Does it mean its not a good one?  Should it be smooth?
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Re: For show - Mdina paperweight
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 08:35:45 PM »
I would doubt it, Anne.  :) (supposed to be smooth)

I thought you were a bit of a birder, Kev?
which is why I stayed quiet, I thought it was robin's eggs that were pale blue and speckled.
They'd be smaller than thrushes' eggs. I have seen one not long ago in the back garden, and we have robins but no thrushes, (unless they've gone off-course during migration).
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Re: For show - Mdina paperweight
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 03:21:19 AM »
Actually, the paperweight could be based on a bird egg, and its "frothy" or "lumpy" surface could be correct, as some eggs are lumpy rather than smooth.

Check out some basic British bird eggs at this site: Note that Song Thrush is blue with black spots and has a smooth surface but Blackbird egg is blue with a few spots and does have a lumpy surface. But I think they they can all vary a bit, so it's not a case of "one pic is right".
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Re: For show - Mdina paperweight
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 12:58:22 PM »
I think the broken shell I found must have been from our resident blackbirds.
Thanks! It's nice to know. :)
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