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I've another question. Have somebody expierence with restauration of glass? I've got some other items that i received broken (they aren't damaged like this fish sculpture, only 1 piece is broken off). Is it expensive to restore glass professional?

I would be grateful for any information.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart vase hopefully maybe shape EF?.
« Last post by nigelbenson on Yesterday at 11:13:03 PM »
Definately Monart  :)

Aging, without labels, is always difficult - if not impossible.

Certain things, like iridescent surface decorated pieces, do have known dating and can be dated without a label (very early).  Muted colours are often associated with post war pieces, but that is by no means full proof.

Therefore, unless Gary, or someone else, has recorded the colourway and it has a known period you have a problem. My hunch it has the quality of pre-war, but lets see who else pops by.........

Cheers, Nigel



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Malta Glass / Re: C.1968 Early Mdina Trial/ Experimental Vase
« Last post by Vitreo94 on Yesterday at 10:59:43 PM »
Im using Imgur, I believe it's the main image hosting site powered by Google so quite safe!

If you're still unsure I would upload individual photos or e-mail you, but they are all too big to upload as my camera is high pixel so high quality and therefore large data sizes! Im not sure how to reduce them if im honest, but perfectly safe I assure you :)

Let me know if you would like me to email you rather than click the link :)

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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Archimede Mistake but don't tell the Missus!
« Last post by ardy on Yesterday at 09:29:04 PM »
Chopin, you are playing that piano again and bringing a tear to a cynical, old man's eye.
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Malta Glass / Re: C.1968 Early Mdina Trial/ Experimental Vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 08:08:16 PM »
I'm a bit unsure about clicking on external links, I'm afraid, and I don't know anything about the host you're using.
(All I do know is photobucket crashes everything.)
I'm ancient, so is my pc. Nothing is up to date, everything is "previously loved" and held together with sellotape and string.
Including me. ;D
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Malta Glass / Re: C.1968 Early Mdina Trial/ Experimental Vase
« Last post by Vitreo94 on Yesterday at 07:37:59 PM »
The imperfections are what make them so unique, many of the characteristics of pieces were 'happy accidents' and I love that. It would seem so, he is the best, no question  ;D

Whilst I appreciate a 'perfect' piece it's got a more manufactured feel to it rather than a 'whatever happens' kind of attitude that makes his pieces essentially priceless!

I did post a link to the photos of the tricorn, not sure if its working?
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Malta Glass / Re: C.1968 Early Mdina Trial/ Experimental Vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 07:08:44 PM »
She was surprised at my love of the imperfections too.
It looks like you and I share some of our strong opinions about the talents of Michael Harris. ;D
I cannot be doing with pretty-pretty perfection - give me strong, abstract, wild beauty any day. :)
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Malta Glass / Re: C.1968 Early Mdina Trial/ Experimental Vase
« Last post by Vitreo94 on Yesterday at 06:23:06 PM »
Oh I know, I recall her saying to Timothy one time that his glass was much better than his Dads. Some people dont like the imperfections and honesty of early pieces and maltese glass as a whole from that period. To me they are a unique and adds another layer of beauty to them, his work to me at least is the best glass in the world.

What a fantastic piece, can't say i've seen anything like it before! Here's a few photos of the trial tricorn bowl, i couldn't seem to emphasise the size of it so there is a photo of it next to a 1974 Onion vase for scale :)

http://imgur.com/a/Yo2yk
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Malta Glass / Re: C.1968 Early Mdina Trial/ Experimental Vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 05:42:09 PM »
Elizabeth does not rate the early glass made by her husband at all. I had a very strange conversation with her as she showed me a lovely piece and complained; "Just look at all that frit, it's dreadful!" She didn't keep much of it. She was busy in the home and raising the children and paid little attention to Michael's work. That is what she told me.  :)
I've got an early tricorn charger too, which I originally bought as a suspected trial seaward from IoWSG, but Marlene Bristow told me it was Mdina. She remembered it - her memory is very reliable.  ;)
I'd be interested in seeing yours!
This is mine.
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Glass / Re: Mystery Pospichal vase
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 04:11:03 PM »
ah,well time for some research to find out where he worked in Canada :)

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