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Glass Paperweights / Re: Help please, paperweight with bubbles.
« Last post by thewingedsphinx on Today at 08:30:11 PM »
Ross, thanks for that, yes I can now see similarities. Cheers Mike
France / Re: Pressed Glass Black Hexagon Shaped Vase - Victorian?
« Last post by Greg. on Today at 07:50:14 PM »
Hi Anne,

Thank you again! - model 1822 looks spot on.

This one's in good condition given its age!

Nice to know it's origins, thank you.
Glass / Re: Glass block with a human head.
« Last post by lwerk on Today at 07:41:46 PM »
I hope so to,thank you for your reply,kind regards Lisa
Glass / Re: Pressed Glass Black Oval Shaped Vase - Victorian?
« Last post by Greg. on Today at 07:40:53 PM »
Hi Anne,

Thank you very much indeed.  Whilst the decoration is not exact it is very close. I'm certain this example is early, sadly this one has some damage, although it's still a survivor!

It's great to see other similar examples in the catalogue, the definition on these pieces is quite impressive.

St  Louis would have been way down on my list of possible candidates! Thank you Anne .
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina vase - correct description?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 05:50:27 PM »
I have seen that sort of intense wear on Mdina before.
I think folk must move it around a bit, Mdina comes alive in sunshine, folk might well shift it fairly frequently, to catch a better light.
(They started using more crystal around '86, and crystal is softer than glass, so will gain wear more easily.)
But if this casing has a greenish hue, it's more likely to be the earlier glass and poorer quality cullet and just shifted a lot.
It does have lots of really nice bubbles.  ;D
I like these and reckon they are underrated.
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina vase - correct description?
« Last post by Anne E.B. on Today at 05:31:55 PM »
Many thanks Sue :)
From what I can actually make out from the script, it looks "fuzzy".  I just wonder if it has been aged a little, deliberately, as I've never seen so much wear :o
No matter, it was a bargain at today's carbon sale, and I love it and will love it even more when I remove the minute spots of white paint off ::)
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina vase - correct description?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 04:45:57 PM »
It's Crystal Blue Stripe, not Sea and Sand, (which is a later design of a frothy yellow with a band of Tiger around the middle).
Crystal Blue Stripe is the name given to this design, but later on. It didn't have a name at the beginning. It has been in production since MH's time there, and this is a fairly common shape to find. I don't actually know how long it was in production for - it might still be being made.
To date one, I go by the sort of mark on the base and have a look at how wide and how well the flange is made. Wide flanges didn't really appear at Mdina until after the Boffo's arrived, it was them who taught MH how to do these rather than buttons.
Given your flange is quite big and wide, I think it's more likely to be from well into the '70s or even later.

I can't actually see the script, so I don't know if it's done in a fine line or of it's a thicker version where the drill bit goes sideways and makes the mark all fuzzy.  ;D
Glass / Who made this vase!!
« Last post by Smitty on Today at 03:23:14 PM »
Has anybody  got any ideas about the maker of this vase. Ive had it for some time and have tried in vain to getting any closer to finding out anything about it. It stands 22.5cms in height , rim diameter is 8.7cms , base diameter is 8.5cms.  and the weight is 1.5grms. The base has a ground out pontil and is extremely worn . Indicating the piece must be a good age, 70years?  The colour is a light amber and the base is a dark emerald green which looks black in certain lights. It was sold at auction in a collection described as Scandinavian.
Thanks, Looking forward to seeing what comes up!
Malta Glass / Mdina vase - correct description?
« Last post by Anne E.B. on Today at 03:10:12 PM »
Just bought this lovely (6" high 4" at widest) Mdina vase which came with a printed label describing it as from the "Sea & Sand" range, and being quite an early piece c.1968/9.
Is that about right I wonder?  Its quite yellowy compared to all my other Mdina vases.  You can just about make out Mdina on the base because of all the wear.
TIA :)
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