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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: IoW Seascape bottle signed by Michael Harris?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2012, 02:54:17 PM »
The two "Mdina"s I've just put in look to me as if there was no vibrating element at all - just a straightforward scratch with a diamond tip...
The first one has suffered from age-related wear to the mark. It's on the bottom of an inside-out, which may help to put the proper size into perspective. The second image is of the "Mdina" in a polished out pontil mark on the bottom of an ink pot.
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Re: IoW Seascape bottle signed by Michael Harris?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2012, 05:44:31 PM »
I would need much closer photos to make that kind of judgement.

I have similar here and with 30x magnification I can see individual strikes.


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Re: IoW Seascape bottle signed by Michael Harris?
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2015, 11:59:59 AM »
Trevor, apologies for your thread dissolving. :-[
Your bottle is most certainly not in the bread and butter category, and while a "standard" production piece, the bigger bits odf Seascape (such as your bottle) were limited editions. Seascape is a particularly complicated and expensive thing to produce, I suspect they might have been less stringent about chucking a bit that went wonky.
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Re: IoW Seascape bottle signed by Michael Harris?
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 11:09:24 AM »
Thanks, Sue. You are likely right about the signature on my Seascape bottle.

My comment (in the other thread) about the discussion in this thread having "dissolved" seems on reflection to sound petulant, which was not the case at all. Simply, I didn't want to raise hopes unduly that this thread would provide answers for that other thread. I'm keen on studying signatures on glass, and grateful for the insights from the discussion.

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Re: IoW Seascape bottle signed by Michael Harris?
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 11:31:01 AM »
No worries - I did not think you were being petulant at all. It was a shame we didn't really finish there - I had hoped somebody else might chime in, it sort of fizzled out.

But in answer to your original question. Yes, you do indeed have something just a little bit special. It would be worth getting the stuck stopper seeen to. You could always ask the new IoW studio to make a new one for it, which would be the best way of fixing it - at least keeping it within the family as it were.
It depends it you want to sell it or keep it and how you want to go with it.

Signatures are trouble.  ;D
They're either impossible to read or potential fakes, they add absolutely nothing to the beauty of the glass but often add arms and legs to the price.
Pics of my bent cylinder. It's just a small thing, not one worthy of a pawmark, unlike your bottle. ;)
(It was still very expensive, even in the secondary market, but that was before the recession hit.)
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


 



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