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Title: Mdina Stoppered Decanter
Post by: Greg. on August 17, 2012, 12:46:21 PM
A newly purchased piece, which i thought deserved a few pictures.

Early amethyst colouring with random blue glass trailing to the exterior and plenty of silver chloride. Ground and polished pontil mark to the base.

Measures 11 inches tall.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Mdina Stoppered Decanter
Post by: Greg. on August 17, 2012, 12:47:32 PM
A couple of additional photos of the trailing and base......
Title: Re: Mdina Stoppered Decanter
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 17, 2012, 01:42:01 PM
 :o :o :o
That's a really, really, really nice one - most of them aren't!
Normally, there is very little silver chloride, and the blue strapping over the amethyst tends to look decidedly un-artistic - the sort of "slap it on" without bothering to look - the way I'd achieve if I tried it!
Title: Re: Mdina Stoppered Decanter
Post by: Greg. on August 17, 2012, 02:47:26 PM
Thanks Sue...I thought it was a particularly nice example....the silver chloride is a real bonus, the colouring to the stopper in particular is stunning.

 :)
Title: Re: Mdina Stoppered Decanter
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 17, 2012, 03:02:01 PM
with beautiful bubbles, I know, Greg, I know! I'm droopling!
Title: Re: Mdina Stoppered Decanter
Post by: glassobsessed on August 18, 2012, 10:04:06 PM
You have a knack for finding the unusual colours Greg, I would be green with envy if we still had the emoticon.

John
Title: Re: Mdina Stoppered Decanter
Post by: flying free on August 21, 2012, 08:27:35 AM
That's beautiful  :) I like the all over patterning and  the colouring reminds me of fireworks nights.
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Title: Re: Mdina Stoppered Decanter
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 21, 2012, 09:18:55 AM
The stopper looks very "seaweedy".
Title: Re: Mdina Stoppered Decanter
Post by: Greg. on August 21, 2012, 10:43:50 AM
Thanks all, for your comments. Its certainly got more going on than many of these amethyst decanters, which do look fairly plain sometimes apart from the strapping, the silver chloride streaks do seem to add another dimension, also nice to have one complete with the stopper. - Still no luck encountering a cheap crizzle stone though.... :)