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Re: Mdina glass candlestick 2
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 01:04:55 PM »
I think you are spot on.The darker edges where the glass is thinker on the blue vase is about a perfect match for it without the lustre.
Nice pieces shown too.
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Re: Mdina glass candlestick 2
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2018, 01:53:55 PM »
It's not the teal Fish, but the very small one on the right. It has that grey-blue in the wings. You can compare the blue with the teal one, just above it.  :)
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Re: Mdina glass candlestick 2
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 03:10:20 PM »
Itís much darker than that.I see what you mean but looking close up the actual colour is dark grey blue swirling with the yellowish swirl and the iridescent finish.Its not teal from what can see close up its very difficult to capture.If the iridescent finish wasnít there it would show mostly dark blue but that might just be the thickness of the glass.
Anyways i think itís lovely little piece of Mdina and Iím happy itís a Harris period piece.
Thanks for the imput and taking time to help
Appreciated.
FB.
Do you believe it would have a pair out there somewhere or were they made as single sticks?

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Re: Mdina glass candlestick 2
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2018, 04:21:27 PM »
Each one will be absolutely unique. Such things would be absolutely impossible to replicate accurately, the individuality of each bit depends on exactly how that bit was worked, down to the last tiny flick of a wrist or finger. :)
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Re: Mdina glass candlestick 2
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2018, 08:58:31 AM »
Here are two of mine . The one on the left has a wider bowl and more of a chunky look the second photo shows how different it looks with flash !
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Re: Mdina glass candlestick 2
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2018, 10:14:41 AM »
Nice!

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Re: Mdina glass candlestick 2
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2018, 08:11:49 AM »
With many pieces of Mdina the colour perceived will depend on whether the item is backlit or not - whether light passes through the item or it bounces off the surface, the effect is dichroic. To show that effect with the paperweight required a strong source of light - in this case the paperweight is sitting on my phone.

In these two photos of the same vase the first is backlit - the light source is behind the vase, in the second the lights are in front next to the camera.

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Re: Mdina glass candlestick 2
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2018, 08:22:03 AM »
John........

What an amazing vase and image, beautiful.

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Re: Mdina glass candlestick 2
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2018, 09:59:57 AM »
Hi John.
Yes i agree with that but no matter how I passed light through the stick it never came up amethyst.It would be better if it did as thatís the colour my wife prefers.
Nice pic affects on your vase.A thing of beauty.
FB.

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Re: Mdina glass candlestick 2
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2018, 07:53:00 AM »
Only ever seen these trailed knops made in amethyst or green/blue. Yours is not the green, it is however to my eye quite obviously the amethyst. If you put a strong light source right up close behind it that is what you will see, a torch light on a phone works well because it is intense and localised.

 

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