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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Malta Glass => Topic started by: Tinker-Taylor on October 02, 2009, 10:34:13 AM

Title: White Splatter - ID = Mdina
Post by: Tinker-Taylor on October 02, 2009, 10:34:13 AM
The glass is really quite thick, and the vase is quite heavy for it's 6½" height.

The pontil is flat and polished.

I was thinking Mdina but would welcome any correction.

TIA
Stu.
Title: Re: White Sommerso Splatter
Post by: Ivo on October 02, 2009, 10:40:17 AM
i have something very similar with a Mdina signature so you could be on the right track
Title: Re: White Sommerso Splatter
Post by: Lustrousstone on October 02, 2009, 11:28:17 AM
Very possibly Mdina, but definitely NOT sommerso
Title: Re: White Sommerso Splatter
Post by: keith on October 02, 2009, 11:30:59 AM
Does this help?Keith.
Title: Re: White Sommerso Splatter
Post by: Tinker-Taylor on October 02, 2009, 12:16:18 PM
Thanks Keith - that's pretty conclusive - it looks just the same, give or take.

Re: 'sommerso' and my (not fluent) understanding of the language and pattern of the vase, isn't the pattern, strictly speaking, submerged in a similar way to that which was first created by the Venetians? 

What I wouldn't want anyone to think is that I had any delusions about this vase being Venetian; I was only seeking to use the often-used term for submerged colour.

 :) :) :) :)

Title: Re: White Sommerso Splatter
Post by: Pinkspoons on October 02, 2009, 12:39:26 PM
Sommerso, broadly speaking, just refers to coloured (but generally transparent) glass encased in a layer of clear glass. But, being an Italian term, it might be perceived as disingenuous when applied to non-Italian glass.
Title: Re: White Sommerso Splatter
Post by: Lustrousstone on October 02, 2009, 02:03:06 PM
See here http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1268558/the_sommerso_glass_technique.html
Title: Re: White Sommerso Splatter
Post by: malwodyn on October 02, 2009, 02:26:07 PM
It would have been nice to read the article on sommerso without much of the text being obscured by intrusive advertising.
Title: Re: White Sommerso Splatter
Post by: Tinker-Taylor on October 02, 2009, 06:45:00 PM
Grazie tutti!

Ciao for now!
Title: Re: White Sommerso Splatter
Post by: kimanded on October 02, 2009, 08:15:21 PM
hi keith and tinker-taylor and all.
you have just id our little vase for us ;) it was going to be one of our next posting thanks guys :thup: kim & ed
Title: Re: White Splatter - ID = Mdina
Post by: Tinker-Taylor on October 02, 2009, 09:37:36 PM
Ah yes, that's a more classic Mdina top too.  If you type Mdina into ebay, you'll see a few in the same style but in pink with blue swirls.  Really nice vases though - congrats!   :)