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Author Topic: Mdina green button top vase.  (Read 348 times)

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Mdina green button top vase.
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2018, 01:32:17 PM »
I see what you mean about the base wear on the tricorn bowl.  ;D
The colour is different to the green of the side stripe, but I'd not argue about the attribution. Is the glass itself clear? (rather than opaque).
I did find myself wondering if it came from a batch of bottle cullet glass they had that was simply a good bluey-green colour?  :)

I've got a small green MDG cut-ice lollipop, (uncut, just marvered into shape) and I've taken some pics to show the colour, because it's not all mixed up with other colours - there is some silver nitrate in it, it just doesn't interact with the clear green too much.
When I got it out for photographing it just now, I found the base is a little odd. One bit is it is the normal batutto style, but at an angle to that, there is a plain flat bit.
Honestly, really, properly flat. I've taken pics.

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Offline glassobsessed

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Re: Mdina green button top vase.
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2018, 07:46:31 AM »
That pattern I was wittering on about is present just not well defined...

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Re: Mdina green button top vase.
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2018, 12:10:54 PM »
 :) Yes. The true, clear green colour shows up through it very well, it's not all affected by the silver salts.
The shape (cut-ice lollipop) helps confirm that MDG did make several Mdina shapes too. And half its bottom is actually flat, not batutto-ed.
I have no doubts Andy's side stripe is Maltese and from the correct time period.  :)
I really want to get my mitts on it to see if it's a silver reaction with the hot clear casing over teal that gives rise to the green, it's perfectly possible, given the electric blue bit.
But it would be a very unusual way for the glass to have reacted and for it to be all over would make it really incredibly special.
The only other possibilty is that it's a hitherto unseen shape of MDG with a non-batutto-ed bottom.
Either would be very special indeed and it is one or t'other. ;D
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Offline Patrick

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Re: Mdina green button top vase.
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2018, 08:27:40 PM »
The only other possibility is that it's a hitherto unseen shape of MDG with a non-batutto-ed bottom.

I would like to show this MDG lollipop that is 'ice cut'.............the faces are fully 'battuto' but the base has none and is flat .......

Cheers,

Patrick.

 

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