Author Topic: Mdina candlesticks?  (Read 1168 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline lyndhurst44

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 549
  • Gender: Male
Mdina candlesticks?
« on: September 24, 2006, 04:48:51 PM »
It's me again.
I purchased this pair of Mdina vases or candlesticks today for £1.. I say candlesticks because that is what the seller informed me they were. I have seen the trailing design and usual 70's pattern before but not as candlesticks. In fact I have never seen Mdina candlesticks before in any shape or form. I have just finished cleaning out a family of spiders who were happily residing in one :shock:
The measure just about 4" tall and are not signed but obviously Mdina.
Has anyone seen their like before please?

http://i9.tinypic.com/2zegun9.jpg

Thanks again, you wonderful board members!!

Bryn (not Brian)

"It's a minefield out there!" :mrgreen:  :wink:  :D

Offline Anne

  • GMB Tech Support Manager & "Board (never bored) Dame"
  • Global Moderator
  • Members
  • *
  • Posts: 11298
  • Gender: Female
  • I has a stick to poke the server with yes!
    • Glass trinket sets
    • Cumbria England
    • ALAVNA Vintage & Collectable Glass
Mdina candlesticks?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006, 04:52:44 PM »
Bryn, they look more like tiny bottles than candlesticks... does the hollow part just form a tube or does it spread out as a bottle would?  If a tube then I'd go with candleholder possibly... they do look awfully Mdina-like for sure.

Offline lyndhurst44

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 549
  • Gender: Male
Mdina candlesticks?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 05:14:30 PM »
Yes Anne,  they do spread out a little, but if it were'n't for the trails the "bottle" would have just about the same diameter as the top flange ring. It is flange is it not???
Thanks,

Bryn (not Brian)

"It's a minefield out there!" :mrgreen:  :wink:  :D

Offline Anne

  • GMB Tech Support Manager & "Board (never bored) Dame"
  • Global Moderator
  • Members
  • *
  • Posts: 11298
  • Gender: Female
  • I has a stick to poke the server with yes!
    • Glass trinket sets
    • Cumbria England
    • ALAVNA Vintage & Collectable Glass
Mdina candlesticks?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 05:20:42 PM »
In that case I'd say bottle rather than candleholder Bryn.  No idea about flange though... sounds good enough to me as it's descriptive, but I have no idea what theflange bits might properly be called.

Offline whitefriars 007

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 69
Mdina candlesticks?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006, 06:57:05 PM »
Hello Bryn

I have seen these in the past usually with a stopper. I think they are perfume/scent bottles. Heres one that was on ebay a short while back.I'm sure Sue will recognise the vases and confirm what they are. Hope this helps.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120026233126
(Please use short links to eBay else the message window requires side scrolls)

Regards
Trudy

Offline lyndhurst44

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 549
  • Gender: Male
Mdina candlesticks?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2006, 07:12:41 PM »
Hi,
Yes Trudy that certainly seems to clear the mystery, two stopperless perfume bottles. Perhaps that's why there is no base signiture.
Thanks,
Bryn(not Brian)

"It's a minefield out there!" :mrgreen:  :wink:  :D

Offline MarkHill

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 156
  • Gender: Male
    • Mark Hill Publishing
Mdina candlesticks?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2006, 01:27:41 PM »
Hi There,
Indeed they are both Mdina and bottles, rather than candlesticks. However, as so many Italian restaurants have used (wine) bottles for candle holders, then why not?! From my research so far, these bottles were produced after Michael Harris left in 1972, and must have proved quite popular as they aren't hard to find today.
Mdina did produce candlesticks, but they are pretty scarce. For those who know the Mdina 'Chalices' with their trailed 'craggy' stems -- take off the goblet bowl, shrink what's left by 50% and add a small, clear glass tube above the craggy bit to hold the candle - and there you have them.
Mark
www.markhillpublishing.com
Text and images Mark Hill
www.markhillpublishing.com

Offline lyndhurst44

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 549
  • Gender: Male
Mdina candlesticks?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2006, 03:37:01 PM »
Thanks for the info Mark, much appreciated.

Bryn (not Brian)

!It's a minsfield out there!" :mrgreen:  :wink:  :D

 



This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand