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« on: October 12, 2006, 09:00:14 PM »
Hello, this one's for Sue primarily, what with being the Mdina Maestro, but obviously I'd be delighted for anyone to chip in with info.  

Below are links to two pieces of Mdina - the first one is an Amethyst Trailed vase - what I want to know is, am I right in thinking this is an early colour and as such reasonably desirable?  The second one is unusual (for me anyway since I've not seen one the same before) in that it's frosted white glass with blue trailing with an old looking paper label.  Any idea on dates and desirability on this one also?  Obviously they're both nice but from a collector's point of view I'd be interested because I've hit a very solid brick wall in my research and I'm still very much on a learning curve with Maltese glass.  Thanks mucho in advance.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/pips-trip/Mdina-Amethyst0001.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/pips-trip/Mdina-Frosted0001.jpg


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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2006, 10:07:50 PM »
One for Mark Hill????
regards,
Marcus


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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2006, 10:15:05 PM »
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One for Mark Hill????
regards,
Marcus


Unfortunately these aren't covered in his new book :-( which I must stress is an excellent reference source on Maltese glass and well worth buying - perhaps I should do a book review on it >>>I'll add that to my long list of 'must-dos'... in the meantime.... any ideas?


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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2006, 12:56:13 PM »
Is the amethyst one actually marked Mdina?  It bears remarkable similiarities to Whitefriars Pat. No  9802 (6") or 9801 (7")  Random strapped which came in colour Aubergine in 1972!!! Have a look in the W.F catalogues at how similiar they are!!! Emmi


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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006, 01:21:37 PM »
I'm sure Sue would be interested so I just nudged her! (electronically, I mean) :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2006, 03:45:10 PM »
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Is the amethyst one actually marked Mdina?  It bears remarkable similiarities to Whitefriars Pat. No  9802 (6") or 9801 (7")  Random strapped which came in colour Aubergine in 1972!!! Have a look in the W.F catalogues at how similiar they are!!! Emmi


That's interesting Emmi but it is signed Mdina - I'm thinking it's probably around the same date as the WF one you mention - I wonder if there was an element of copying going on and who was copying who?

Cheers David - I know Sue's a very busy lady but I'm sure she'll catch up with this thread eventually :-)


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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2006, 05:22:12 PM »
Good job it is marked then....extraordinary how similar it is....no idea who copied who.....got to say I found another Mdina vase not long ago which was very similar to   a Whitefriars studio vase with strapping.  It wasn't signed  Mdina so I hummed and ahrred for ages whether to buy or not to buy....I didn't, so still have no idea what it was.  It was quite dear so didn't want to make an expensive mistake!

I some Mdina unsigned?  Emmi


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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2006, 05:59:38 PM »
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Is some Mdina unsigned?  Emmi


Yes quite a lot is unsigned - a lot of the early stuff in particular and for a brief period in the late 60's some pieces also had a polished pontil.


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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2006, 06:15:01 PM »
I do have two unsigned pieces with random strapping that I've always assumed were Mtarfa. As the two sigs can look similar, I'm wondering if it could be Mtarfa?
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2006, 06:49:26 PM »
Nope, it's most definitely Mdina - see piccie below...

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/pips-trip/amethystsig0001.jpg

 

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