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Mdina axehead vase. New or Vintage?
« on: January 03, 2007, 01:33:14 AM »
Hi Folks. Can anybody tell me if this contemporary or vintage?

Thanx!

/Blair

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Re: Mdina axehead vase. New or Vintage?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007, 09:15:19 AM »
 ;D

Hello Blair, These are called Fish vases, axehead is a serious misnomer!

This is of a later date than Michael Harris, I would think after Joseph Said took over. Pink did not come in until the '80's.

Haven't you managed to get hold of Mark Hill's book "Michael Harris: Mdina Glass & Isle of Wight studio Glass" yet? You do seem to have an interest in this glass, ;D ;D ;D, demonstrating your excellent good taste! The book is fantastic.
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Re: Mdina axehead vase. New or Vintage?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007, 01:02:18 PM »
Thank You Sue!

Actually, this is the first piece of Mdina I've ever picked up   ;D

I'll definitely have to pick up that book..

Cheers.

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Re: Mdina axehead vase. New or Vintage?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2007, 05:22:03 PM »
 ;D

Aha, but you've posted Isle of Wight Studio Glass before, haven't you?

or am I losing it again.... :-\

The book's available on the usual internet buying site, I'm pretty sure it's on BiN on eBay and I think it's also available through Mark Hill Publishing. ;D
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Re: Mdina axehead vase. New or Vintage?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2007, 09:04:19 PM »
;D

Hello Blair, These are called Fish vases, axehead is a serious misnomer!

But it looks way more like an axehead than a fish  ;) :)

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Re: Mdina axehead vase. New or Vintage?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2007, 09:09:05 PM »
Could it be a flat sort of Swordfish??

(smacks palm to forehead)

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Re: Mdina axehead vase. New or Vintage?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2007, 09:19:22 PM »
How bout a Lollipop?   ::)

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Re: Mdina axehead vase. New or Vintage?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2007, 09:31:56 PM »
I've never fancied a fish flavoured lollipop...

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Re: Mdina axehead vase. New or Vintage?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2007, 09:46:39 PM »
I think this is the sort of fish they're meant to be modelled on http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/normal_Fish.jpg
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Re: Mdina axehead vase. New or Vintage?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2007, 09:57:21 AM »
 :P ;D

It's manta rays they're supposed to look like, from above. I believe Michael Harris did not like them being called axeheads!

Afficionados of Harris dynasty glass are working to dispel the axehead misnomer. ::)

Lollipops do not have the side-wing casings. ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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