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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: G Hadella? on Gozo
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2015, 10:13:28 AM »
I've never seen the Crystal Blue Stripe sort of pattern produced by either Mtarfa, or Phoenician.
Phoenician did do an ochre/bubbly stripe moulded pattern, and the one with a blue background and the "spread" ochre streak, and they used two different textures of background blue, one in which there are clear blobs of blue, heavily spread over a clear gather.
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Re: G Hadella? on Gozo
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2015, 10:23:35 AM »
I don't think Mtarfa made this shape dump Patrick.
I find strange that both of these unusually signed 'Cittadella' ones both have flat but unpolished bases. I would think is not normal for Mdina especially if it was a gift shop order?
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Re: G Hadella? on Gozo
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2015, 10:56:21 AM »
Flat bases, not polished to a high shine, (almost satinated in appearance) are fairly common for later ('80s -> '90s) Mdina.
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Re: G Hadella? on Gozo
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2015, 01:53:55 PM »
Thanks Sue :)
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Re: G Hadella? on Gozo
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2015, 02:05:00 PM »
My problem is I don't know I know these things until it comes up in a query, such as this.
I'm afraid I'm not able to pull it all out of my head as a coherent load of info., not without the prompt of a query :-[
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Re: G Hadella? on Gozo
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2015, 02:15:42 PM »
the numbering written on them looks like some of the numbering written on Mdina, (the kind nobody knows any meaning for yet), and so there is every possibility they were made at Mdina for something or somebody else.

Hi Sue, can you show us any examples of this numbering please?
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Re: G Hadella? on Gozo
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2015, 02:22:48 PM »
They're on the sort of stuff I don't collect, but I may have something stashed away somewhere. I'll have a look.
There have been images posted here several times - folk have a tendency to ask what they mean in a posting, but sadly, nobody can provide a decent answer.
Numbers such as 03 or 09, might concievably refer to a date.
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Re: G Hadella? on Gozo
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2015, 03:43:17 PM »
Mdina numbering has always been a bit of a mystery to determine. The below linked thread reply 8 by Mark Hill in 2007 highlights some of the difficulties in trying to determine these codes/numbers, such as 'what the number actually is', 'where it is', and 'when the piece was made'. Amongst many of their meanings they can refer to 'the shape number', 'the order number for a clients particular order', 'the clients reference number', and 'date'.......

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,11201.0.html


Current/ very recent production also confuses the issue slightly, the codes on the bases of the two paperweights in the following thread I gather relate to both the shape and colour after contacting Mdina a couple of years back.  I gather the year would also be engraved under these codes, however, seems to be absent from these two examples........

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,46503.msg261925.html#msg261925

 



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