very grateful for the reply, at least i can sense a little doubt! There was a seller on ebay
who had quite a few unusual items, another which i didnt get was a goblet, which had the
same 'Mdina' writing, an early bowl and a few paperweights which also looked early.A couple
of which i also bought. Plus the stopper has a Michael Harris 'feel' to it.
By the way, the IOWSG Seaward jar is signed by Michael, and has Bolt mark pontil.
ps, im going to start a new topic with one of the pwts/sculptures, because i think its
an unusual shape, your advice would be very appreciated.