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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina vase - correct description?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on August 15, 2018, 04:45:57 PM »
It's Crystal Blue Stripe, not Sea and Sand, (which is a later design of a frothy yellow with a band of Tiger around the middle).
Crystal Blue Stripe is the name given to this design, but later on. It didn't have a name at the beginning. It has been in production since MH's time there, and this is a fairly common shape to find. I don't actually know how long it was in production for - it might still be being made.
To date one, I go by the sort of mark on the base and have a look at how wide and how well the flange is made. Wide flanges didn't really appear at Mdina until after the Boffo's arrived, it was them who taught MH how to do these rather than buttons.
Given your flange is quite big and wide, I think it's more likely to be from well into the '70s or even later.

I can't actually see the script, so I don't know if it's done in a fine line or of it's a thicker version where the drill bit goes sideways and makes the mark all fuzzy.  ;D
Glass / Who made this vase!!
« Last post by Smitty on August 15, 2018, 03:23:14 PM »
Has anybody  got any ideas about the maker of this vase. Ive had it for some time and have tried in vain to getting any closer to finding out anything about it. It stands 22.5cms in height , rim diameter is 8.7cms , base diameter is 8.5cms.  and the weight is 1.5grms. The base has a ground out pontil and is extremely worn . Indicating the piece must be a good age, 70years?  The colour is a light amber and the base is a dark emerald green which looks black in certain lights. It was sold at auction in a collection described as Scandinavian.
Thanks, Looking forward to seeing what comes up!
Malta Glass / Mdina vase - correct description?
« Last post by Anne E.B. on August 15, 2018, 03:10:12 PM »
Just bought this lovely (6" high 4" at widest) Mdina vase which came with a printed label describing it as from the "Sea & Sand" range, and being quite an early piece c.1968/9.
Is that about right I wonder?  Its quite yellowy compared to all my other Mdina vases.  You can just about make out Mdina on the base because of all the wear.
TIA :)
France / Re: Pressed Glass Black Hexagon Shaped Vase - Victorian?
« Last post by Anne Tique on August 15, 2018, 02:01:13 PM »
I found this model, a 'porte-allumette' or  match holder that I think corresponds. Model 1822 for St Louis in the 1840 Launay Hautin catalogue, half way down the page, on the left.
Glass / Re: Pressed Glass Black Oval Shaped Vase - Victorian?
« Last post by Anne Tique on August 15, 2018, 01:52:02 PM »
The 1840 Launay Hautin catalogue has a similar 'Jasmin vase' although less decorated but part of the design on your vase can be found back. It is known that IVIMA, amongst others, reproduced these pieces, but it's important to point out that the bottom does correspond.

You can compare it yourself and let us know what you think, page 56, second model, nr 1930 for St Louis.
Glass / Re: Help please to ID this iridescent tutti frutti style glass bowl
« Last post by chopin-liszt on August 15, 2018, 01:14:27 PM »
I was there yesterday and i remembered to find out. The name is Nobile and they're Czech.
They have a uk website.
Glass / Re: Glass block with a human head.
« Last post by ahremck on August 15, 2018, 01:10:42 PM »
It is definitely not Kosta Boda.  Something that good would be well marked.  The closest I have got is that it is very similar to what Professor Czerny produced.  However, his works are all "cameo" whereas ours are "intaglio".  Mine as you can see is blue in the centre and I have seen a red one for sale on Ebay in the past.

I have had mine for several years so they are not extremely recent.

Obviously the head is cast and the coloured portion is added subsequently.  I hope we eventually get an attribution as they are really nice items.

Glass Paperweights / Re: Help please, paperweight with bubbles.
« Last post by ahremck on August 15, 2018, 01:00:19 PM »
Those swirls of bubbles are making me think of Galliano Ferro from Murano.  Can't be certain but have seen items similar from them.

Glass Paperweights / Help please, paperweight with bubbles.
« Last post by thewingedsphinx on August 15, 2018, 11:43:55 AM »
Would be grateful for help identifying this piece weighing 900grams, could it be Whitefriars?
Thanks in advance Mike
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