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Glass / Heavy Glass Vase - Signature?
« Last post by Wildnred on March 18, 2018, 10:24:04 PM »
Does anyone know what this says?
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina squat vase - any info?
« Last post by Vitreo94 on March 18, 2018, 10:12:24 PM »
Hi there,

In terms of its shape, itís a pretty normal shape for Mdina, they often had many shaped vases but Iíve seen this shape a fair number of times. The pattern is often referred to as Ďchevroní but this is incorrect, itís actual name is the ĎRomaní pattern I only know because Joseph said and Olivia Said (head of production and his daughter) referred to it this way when I had fish vases made in this same pattern. Not early sadly, itís hard to date as they still produce pieces with this same pattern today, my guess is is that its within the last 30 years or so but I wouldnít like to say for certain, but definitely post 80ís and likely 90ís 00ís but someone else may be able to better tell you.

Well made though and lovely colours on the vase, itís a good clean example!
Malta Glass / Mdina squat vase - any info?
« Last post by chasdevlin on March 18, 2018, 09:47:30 PM »
I've had this Mdina piece for a while and I'd like to know more about it as it seems quite unusual. It's quite an unusual shape..just 3.5 inches but quite wide (18.5 circumference). In some ways it resembles the'sea and sand' pieces, but the lines are more regular and patterned than the random trails pieces. There are also brown paisley type shapes ( they look a bit like sperm- but that might not be the most attractive way to describe it!!  :o). I wondered if this might be an early piece? Or whether anyone knows the pattern? I'm afraid the base came out a bit blurred in the photo, but it's the usual Mdina flat base (no signature).
Cheers! G

Glass / Re: Heavy Glass Vase Signature
« Last post by Paul S. on March 18, 2018, 09:32:50 PM »
my thoughts too m  -  do we know if other makers used this combination of blue and the yellow sulphide around then?
Glass / Re: Heavy Glass Vase Signature
« Last post by flying free on March 18, 2018, 09:03:30 PM »
The date on it appears to read 1975.
Cannot read the sig.
Interesting piece in that it looks very similar to Mdina glass from the period doesn't it?

Glass / Re: Glass pieces without bottoms
« Last post by Lustrousstone on March 18, 2018, 08:18:55 PM »
The green one is for a Sowerby lily vase
Thank you's like the Glass Messages Wheel of Fortune.....
Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria / Re: Koudelka?
« Last post by KevinH on March 18, 2018, 07:11:03 PM »
But why do you think that is not the same height? Vase 87357-23cm.
I made a mistake - I looked at the size of the first vase in that image!  :(
Glass / Re: ID help please - white hand blown twist stem goblet
« Last post by chopin-liszt on March 18, 2018, 07:06:13 PM »
Is it signed under or on top of the foot?
Is the "rim" of the foot folded under itself?
Or is it folded up, over it?

I wondered if using a black pencil lead over the marks would help to bring them up a bit better?

Does it have any "fire" inside the glass, when you hold it up to bright light?
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