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Malta Glass / Re: Irridescent Mdina vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on November 20, 2017, 01:23:54 PM »
Most of the pieces from this range are small. I've seen owls, little flat flanged bottles and your shape of small bottle.
It is a delightful range, the small shapes are akin to miniatures, very well made indeed, and it is not that easy to find examples.
They are not illustrated in Mark's book, so probably date to later than the period the book covers.
The script on the base is a loopy one, known as "one of the ones that looks as if it reads molina".
Malta Glass / Irridescent Mdina vase
« Last post by Nick77 on November 20, 2017, 12:56:58 PM »
I've had this small (3") irridescent Mdina vase for a while now and so far I have not seen another irridescent piece, are they not that common?
Until I found the same pieces here as Mystery #82 I sometimes wondered if they were in fact a set at all.  Although all the pieces have elements of each others designs they each have some inconsistency.

The pots are clearly from the same set, but the star design on their bases doesn't match the one on the tray.

The candlestick is so slim and angular which seemed out of place with the rest of the set which is distinctly rounded.  Also it doesn't have the groove to the high points of its base or column which is inconsistent with the pot lids and bowls.  The grooves and panels at the top of the candlestick are repeated, unlike the pot lids.  Is it possible that the candlestick and tray are from one variation with several layers of panels and the pots a different less complex one?
Glass / Re: Black base what's it for?
« Last post by Anne on November 19, 2017, 11:39:48 PM »
I've added it to the look up topic Paul, along with the Bailey lookups. :)
Glass / Re: Registered Designs and Design Lookup Requests
« Last post by Anne on November 19, 2017, 11:39:10 PM »
Registered Design Number: 881198
Date/Year (if known): 1950-1960
Link to topic on the board about the item (if there is one):,49319.0.html
Snow globe base?
Oh yes, thank you that helps enormously as I can see the how the powder pot differs from mine. I'll add a pic of mine here so you can see what I mean... on the lid each panel is smooth down to the rim and there is no ridge between the panels
Glass / Re: Pressed glass bowl - Breton dancers. ID please.
« Last post by Anne on November 19, 2017, 10:54:32 PM »
We still don't know much about them though, so every instance adds to what we know, and pinning these Breton dancer bowls down to them is a big plus, thank you.  I only  remembered them as I posted in one of the earlier topics, a set of small transfer decorated tot glasses marked BVB that I'd picked up as props for a play.
I don't know if this helps or makes anything any clearer.   A couple of pictures of the part set I have in frosted Uranium green with a candlestick.  I bought what is shown plus another small lidded bowl, all sold together as a set. 
Glass / Re: Black base what's it for?
« Last post by Paul S. on November 19, 2017, 07:12:12 PM »
can't promise, but I'll try to include this No. when I visit Kew next week  -  at least we might see the name of the manufacturer.
Glass / Re: can you help me unrecognized signature
« Last post by Pam1982 on November 19, 2017, 06:53:15 PM »
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