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Offline OX151

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Help ID signed glass candlesticks
« on: March 23, 2021, 07:57:51 PM »
Can't make out the signature on these. Any suggestions?

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Re: Help ID signed glass candlesticks
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 12:20:26 PM »
The mark in the first image looks a bit like Mtarfa, but not in the second.  :)
I'm afraid I cannot make out the pattern on the stems from your photo, the background colours get in the way and they are a bit out of focus, so I cannot tell if it is a Mtarfa design - it could be. But I cannot find any Mtarfa candlesticks to see if this shape was one they made.
A sheet of white paper, or some white cloth - pillowcase, tablecloth, sheet, can be easily incorporated as a background.
And to bring up a signature or mark for photography, rub a little talcum powder or cinnamon over it with your thumb. It all helps us to help you.
I wouldn't rule Mtarfa out just yet. I think these might be consistent with their output.
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Re: Help ID signed glass candlesticks
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 12:45:21 PM »
That is way longer than Mtarfa and looks like two words.

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Re: Help ID signed glass candlesticks
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2021, 01:35:03 PM »
I don't know if the two mark images are of the same bit. It doesn't look like Mtarfa in the second, and it does look longer and like two words there.
The pattern looks like pink with dark bands, which is consistent with their output.

I really can't tell from these pics.  ???
I'm not at all good with marks or handwriting "analysis",  ::) I think you are better at that than I am.
I prefer to look at the glass itself. And I know you do that as well.  ;D
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Re: Help ID signed glass candlesticks
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2021, 07:54:50 PM »
Trying to be helpful ... sig enlarged and with tweaked contrast ...
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Re: Help ID signed glass candlesticks
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2021, 08:14:19 PM »
That is better Kev, thanks. :)

Are those two photos of the same mark, or of two different marks?
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Re: Help ID signed glass candlesticks
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2021, 04:07:32 PM »
Hi. Thanks for all the replies. Hopefully these photos are a bit clearer.

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Re: Help ID signed glass candlesticks
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2021, 04:33:09 PM »
 :) Much better. Thank-you.
And not Mtarfa. Sorry, I can't make the marks out at all. :'(
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