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Glass / Re: help identifying two vases from house sale
« Last post by bohemianczechglass on Today at 09:58:08 AM »
I have discovered that the aquamarine vase was designed by Frantisek Peceny in the 1970's and produced by Hermanova Hut. Still researching the pattern number.

Hope this helps other glass lovers.
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Malta Glass / Re: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 07:00:51 PM »
There is an ashtray with 3 pulled out corners, cased in cobalt. That was Mark Hill's (A few years ago, he may have sold it since.) and I have one with 3 amethyst corners added.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Isle of Wight small aurene shallow bowl.
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 06:57:37 PM »
 :)
I've got something with a squished flame mark. It took somebody else's eagle eyes to make the flame out from what was left over. It didn't look like the coachbolt mark, it was flat, with squiggles in it. very confusing. ;D
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Isle of Wight small aurene shallow bowl.
« Last post by fatbelly on Yesterday at 06:49:57 PM »
Hi.
What the flame mark is there is a tool mark where the glass was cut that makes it look like a P so thatís where the confusion came about.
Nothing wrong with Perthshire glass at all.I love Monart glass and all the others in between in fact I would rather have a big lump of Monart over most glass although I am partial to the original output of Hartley wood too.
Just a lucky find which is why we trawl the inter web.
I will have a look at the comets and add some more images.Its really heavy too.
FB
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Malta Glass / Re: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by Vitreo94 on Yesterday at 06:16:08 PM »
Nothing more to add other than there was some time ago a trial Tricorn bottle with a flanged top and broken pontil in browny colours which also included subtle pieces of amethyst, blues and yellows, also much smaller and reserved than those grand bottles shown. This is another shape on top of the 3 already suggested that are Tricorn in shape, Harris era and worth a mention. I sadly lack the knowledge to be able to link that thread to this one!

Fortunately, I now own this piece however  ;D
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Malta Glass / Re: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 02:48:03 PM »
There were later triangular very chunky tricorn perfume bottles, with an Earthtones core.
These large deep flat pieces, are too closed over to be a bowl, for me.
A bowl is wide open and welcoming - this hides things.
But I couldn't call it a vase either.
You did have mine for a bit John, I take it it was that one?
I have seen one that was almost a ball, quite narrow but tall.
Different sizes and variations are to be expected. Nothing was made in particular sizes to start off with. They were not even trying to replicate pieces - a selling point was that each is absolutely unique.
It couldn't be anything else when they were using silver salts to create the colours in each, I really suspect they just didn't bother about sizes being accurate.
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Malta Glass / Re: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by Owen_W on Yesterday at 02:16:36 PM »
Lustrousstone,

Yes I see. Yours looks larger and flatter. Very similar in colour. Well I am glad I am not alone having one of these. I suppose vases are not one of those items you could stick in your luggage so they were not a great seller back in the day.

Yours is one of the few images I could ever find before I started asking on this website, where now John has shown me two more.

Thanks for the information.

Kind regards

Owen
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Malta Glass / Re: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 01:53:01 PM »
I think there are just variations in the tricorn vases, as with much Mdina. Here's mine http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=1321 http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=1322
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Malta Glass / Re: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by Owen_W on Yesterday at 01:38:57 PM »
John,

We were posting at the same time so now I have seen the photos. My vase is somewhere between the two vases shown. Not as angular as the top one, but not as rounded as the bottom one. Could there be three sizes? Or is it just usual that there are quite significant differences in the same line?

Great to find those photos. It shows there are differences in the colours as well.

Thanks again for all your efforts.

Owen
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Malta Glass / Re: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by Owen_W on Yesterday at 01:28:01 PM »
Sue, John

Thank you for looking. I think between you and John we nearly have it. So lets call it a small/medium Tricorn Bowl/Vase that was probably made between 1969-72. Sounds good enough to me. I am surprised there is so little info on it which makes it more precious to me. I look forward to seeing photos.

With collecting glass I have made some mistakes, but fortunately not too many. I took the view of sticking to specialising in one designer and have picked up some more glass which I have bought because I liked them, and usually only if that was a well known and collectable designer as well. See below for one I did buy just because I liked it, it is for me, no one else. It is by Jan-Erik Ritzman and is the size of a paperweight. I think people who like Mdina would approve of this one.

Thanks so much for taking the time to look in Mark Hill's book.

Mystery almost solved...

Owen
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