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Author Topic: Could this be an early Mdina bowl ?  (Read 216 times)

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Re: Could this be an early Mdina bowl ?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2018, 04:39:55 PM »

Hi,
I should never have called it run-of-the-mill , I feel guilty now  :( , actually I think itís great - love its weight and its colours, and of course it is so tactile   :)
Iíll just have to accept that perhaps Iíve got an underdeveloped colour perceiving brain bit  ;D

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Re: Could this be an early Mdina bowl ?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2018, 05:05:25 PM »
Don't worry, I was teasing!
There are enough of these around for us to know they continued being made after MH left, but they are early, if you consider all of the '70s (and perhaps a little into the '80s) to be early.

Colour is processed seperately from other aspects of vision. And even that is not simple, because your brain has to adjust for the ambient light (that was what made that photo of the black and blue/white and gold dress appear the way it did)
Movement is percieved 200 milliseconds before anything else. (Prof. Zeki.)
In fact, all of vision is broken up into individual component parts before your brain reassembles it into something you can understand, for you. There are bits that process luminance discontinuity, bits that process straight edges, bits that process whether something is in front of, or behind something else - it's incredibly complicated and difficult.
The back of your eyeball is technically part of your brain.

Your perception of colour is not in any way "underdeveloped". It's yours, it works for you and it gives you all the ranges you need.
Just because it might not be on the same scale as somebody else's, doesn't mean you do not have all the same nuances.

It just means we all get in muddles using words to describe it. All of us see things differently. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Could this be an early Mdina bowl ?
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2018, 06:50:18 AM »

Hi Sue
Thanks for your dissertation on how we perceive colours - I found it really interesting  :)
I now know who Iím going to consult before going to Specsavers  ;D

At the risk of being labelled a Ď heartsink Ď Iím posting one last photo - purely for show/interest.
Nothing to do with colours, which for very good reasons, I can now see is a lost cause.

Scott

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Re: Could this be an early Mdina bowl ?
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2018, 10:56:16 AM »
That looks like a lot of very real age-related wear to me. 
And the blue although deep, is still just deep teal, although there was the "jewell-like" later deeper blue Mark mentions, it's very like that, but in the base of your bowl, the colour is just very, very thick.
The exact shade did vary with the batch.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Could this be an early Mdina bowl ?
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2018, 05:34:00 AM »

Hi,

ĎNothing to do with colours, which for very good reasons, I can now see is a lost cause Ď - only in the sense that its blue isnít cobalt blue and never will be !
Thought Iíd make that clear  :)

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Re: Could this be an early Mdina bowl ?
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 09:28:21 AM »
You did. I forgot to add smilies to show that I was teasing a little again. But it's all very clear for anybody elase reading this thread. Thanks, Scott. :)

And athough not neccessarily made in the Harris period, I do consider these to be good early pieces. There is something just absolutely "right" about them.
Mine are at the front of my display shelves. ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Could this be an early Mdina bowl ?
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2018, 04:26:57 PM »

Hi,
Yes, thereís something very appealing about it- canít pin it down, perhaps itís an example of Ďthe whole is greater than the sum of its partsí - or something like that.   ::)

Itís a wonder I havenít dropped it trying to find the elusive cobalt blue !
Anyway teal is pretty attractive  - Iím warming to it - I really am  ;)

 Thanks to both of you my understanding of colours has definitely gone up a few notches  :)

Scott

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Re: Could this be an early Mdina bowl ?
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2018, 04:34:09 PM »
 ;D This probably won't help,  ::)
 It's an image of a Chinese bowl with both cobalt and teal in.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Could this be an early Mdina bowl ?
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2018, 04:58:00 PM »

Yes, the cb looks to me as if it falls between a royal blue and a navy blue ?
I like it - I donít know its size - is it a glass tea bowl?

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Re: Could this be an early Mdina bowl ?
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2018, 05:14:43 PM »

Of course I should have asked whether it was a Mdina Chinese tea bowl   ;)

Anyway its colour is now etched on my brain - never to be forgotten  ;D

Scott

 

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