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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina with a mystery stopper & mark
« Last post by chopin-liszt on September 14, 2018, 03:47:06 PM »
I'm not allowed to comment. No politics permitted.  :-X
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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina with a mystery stopper & mark
« Last post by billben on September 14, 2018, 03:34:44 PM »
 :D Yes but you know where you are with a bit that sticks up !!! Balls cant always been relied on , and are prone to slipping out of ones hands.
But each to there own .................... Im pleased in a way that the mark wasnt eu...  it may have affected the value post brexit !!!  :o
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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina with a mystery stopper & mark
« Last post by chopin-liszt on September 14, 2018, 03:29:30 PM »
 ;D Oh no, I like my balls on tops too.
They're kind of a final statement. You don't argue with them.  ;)
Spikes tail upwards hopefully, they're open ended. :)
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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina with a mystery stopper & mark
« Last post by billben on September 14, 2018, 02:55:43 PM »
I must admit I always thought that the ball stopper on the range of decanters & bottles detracted from the piece .. it always appeared to me that the decanter or bottle was a wonderfully artistic piece of glass topped with something that was just bland and very establishment looking.  I agree the spikey stopper is much more in keeping with the overall look.  Ive no doubt they are probably more time consuming and I imagine more expensive to make but I think its worth it .. :)
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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina with a mystery stopper & mark
« Last post by chopin-liszt on September 14, 2018, 02:23:21 PM »
It's a very popular colourway and has been in production since the mid-early '70s.
The spikey stopper is a newer variant of shape.
And I like it. ;D
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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina with a mystery stopper & mark
« Last post by billben on September 14, 2018, 01:36:03 PM »
I think Im coming round to your way of thinking, there is no logic to it being 'eu' even less so in lower case. I assume the marks are done with a vibro pen and having used one myself I know how they can wander off track..  accepting the 'e' is in fact an 'o' with a slight disfiguration due to the pen its then fullly acceptable that the lower case 'e' is in fact a rounded 4. Having written that I am now even more convinced you are right and its 04 ... the 90 119 being some sort of model number I imagine.  Still a little baffled as to why so few spiked decanters are shown on the net  but that doesnt in relate to our discussion about the marks.  Perhaps it wasnt a very popular item...perhaps we will never know.... for another 14 years !  :)
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Glass / Re: Tiny, yet beautiful yellow ochre vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on September 14, 2018, 01:30:55 PM »
I was lucky enough to have been to a Cohen concert in the '70s. He was funny and self-depreciating as well as able to bring tears from the beauty of his words and music.
I have his poetry books too, been a fan for a long time. You have good taste.
If you ever suffer from broken glass, remember;
"It's the crack that lets in the light."
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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina with a mystery stopper & mark
« Last post by chopin-liszt on September 14, 2018, 01:23:23 PM »
I'm sticking with my opinion that your mark is '04, not eu, but you can stick with your opinion that it is, if you're happier with that.  It's your decanter.
I'm not going to fall out with you over anything as minor as this! ;D
I am thinking though, that your pointy stopper might be closer to '04 than to '90, because of the lack of them around?

I just think it unlikely to be eu (unless it was recent and to commemorate the presidency. But that was last year.) and the scratches on the bottom of Mdina can be read in lots of different ways. Tons of pieces are clearly marked "Molina".
Until you discover otherwise.
A lot of squinting and a bit of imagination is sometimes neccessary. ;D
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Glass / Re: Alabaster Glass / Opaline - Biedermeier Tazza/Compote -Barfatan
« Last post by antonizz on September 14, 2018, 12:36:45 PM »
Thank you very much!

In the future I will definately invest more in books etc.
I did buy 2 opaline books, written in French.
With the ambition to translate them, but that mission was cancelled
after 2 weeks and only 6 pages further :p

But we'll see ;)
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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina with a mystery stopper & mark
« Last post by billben on September 14, 2018, 11:43:04 AM »
I couldnt agree more that its the piece of glass itself that really matters, I do however have an annoying habit of loving research on any subject and do sometimes spend far more times researching an item than it warrants but I do find that during my research I usually discover something I didnt know ... even if its got nothing to do with what Im researching LOL !
Thanks again for your input.
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