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Glass / Re: Swirled, opaque glass... incense holder? Signed
« Last post by glassobsessed on September 17, 2018, 01:07:57 PM »
I wondered about that middle initial, my brief search did not throw up a middle name. Finding his middle name Murray is a bit of 'icing on the cake' in terms of identifying the vase, a good piece of extra confirmation.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Millefiori H Cane Weight - Paul Ysart Harland ? Id Please
« Last post by Nick77 on September 17, 2018, 01:01:24 PM »
Found it. Although the cane layout changes slightly over the years this is a Perthshire PP14, first made in 1969 last in 1994 using each letter of the alphabet, so your H was made in 1976. This was the only weight with each letter of the alphabet used.

Nick
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Malta Glass / Re: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by glassobsessed on September 17, 2018, 01:00:06 PM »
There are three Tricorn shapes, the bottles are obviously bottles, the dishes or bowls are self explanatory as well (page 47 of Mark Hill's book on Mdina). The shape in question is simply not 'open' enough to be a bowl as far as I am concerned, Mark Hill describes one very similar to Owen's as a vase on page 27.

A few photos follow, I don't have any photos of a Tricorn bowl having never owned one, a very hard shape to find.
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Malta Glass / Re: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on September 17, 2018, 12:22:38 PM »
Mark calls them tricorn bowls, there is one shown in his book.
Too many folk just think about Fish or Crizzle Stones. There are treasures like this folk don't really know too much about yet that can still be found.
And as to beginner's luck  ;D- I bet there have been some disasters too. Swings and roundabouts.
You deserve a bit of good fortune, now and then. :)
Mdina is a bit of a contrast to most of the clear, pure Scandi glass. ;D
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Millefiori H Cane Weight - Paul Ysart Harland ? Id Please
« Last post by Nick77 on September 17, 2018, 11:53:09 AM »
I think is is a Perthshire weight, a number of designs were produced with letter canes which related to the year of manufacture. I'll check my book later and confirm if it's in there.

Nick
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Malta Glass / Re: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by Owen_W on September 17, 2018, 11:21:29 AM »
Hello Sue,

I have read a lot of your posts, so I have reached 'royalty' on Mdina when speaking with you and John. I had to google a lot and used the term bowl and vase and really didn't find much. I did see this
 
https://www.millersantiquesguide.com/items/102072/mdina-glass-tricorn-vase/

so I have used the term vase as I didn't have anything else to reference. Now rereading the above website, that vase is larger than mine. I don't know if any of you have access to Mark Hill's book and if there is any reference of Tricorn vases/bowls.

With regard to the cut down piece, I couldn't leave it in the shop sitting there. My hope is that someone had bought the other items from the Malta shop and that they were given the cut down piece as a free extra - you never know. I am now going to be looking out for other Mdina pieces but I fear that my first purchase of the Tricorn was beginners luck.

Thank you for your information. I find the Mdina pieces make my Scandinavian glass look 'too clinical' if you understand me.

Kind regards

Owen

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Malta Glass / Re: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on September 17, 2018, 10:55:43 AM »
Isn't it a tricorn bowl rather than vase? ;)
After seeing vase, I was expecting a bottle. ;D
I can't add anything more. 8)
It's a wonderful find.
The cut down piece is definitely cut down, I've seen a lot of cut down bits - often just roughly ground. But I don't know if they were cut down at the factory or later. The most common items to see cut down are very large Earthtones bottles, with big square shaped bottoms and attenuated necks with flanges. The tops and flanges are frequently missing.
There has been a cut down Tricorn bottle doing the rounds in books and in guides, wrongly described as an obelisk.
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Glass Paperweights / Millefiori H Cane Weight - Paul Ysart Harland ? Id Please
« Last post by stubbsywubsy on September 17, 2018, 10:48:20 AM »
Hello
i have this lovely Facet Millefiori Weight with a H cane, the only other H cane i can find are Paul Ysart Harland weights if anyone could confirm this that would be great.

if not id love to know the manufacture.

thanks in advance kind regards Steven
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Isle of Wight small aurene shallow bowl.
« Last post by chopin-liszt on September 17, 2018, 10:45:20 AM »
People often mistake the leaping salmon of Strathearn for the flame of Isle of Wight Studio, and if you don't know glass, you might think they could have come from a similar stable. Perthshire is related to Strathearn, obviously, so being unlike Strathearn, your seller must have assumed Perthshire.
It's no insult to either.  :)
Colours are introduced using powdered enamels on the surface worked and marvered in. And IoWSG did copy the swirls of splodges of colours the Ysarts did.
There is a warning on Frank's Scotland's Glass not to confuse these.

Has it got the comet-like streaks of silvery deposits on the outside surface?
I used to display mine upside-down. The bottom was more attractive than the inside.
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Identify Artist Murano Woman Black Base Signed
« Last post by kprice@6163 on September 17, 2018, 04:02:44 AM »
Yes, signature does look like M. Badioli but the year looks like maybe 57. I cannot find work by him that early or like the piece I have. Thanks for responding to my request.
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