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Malta Glass / Possible Mdina plate? ID = Confirmed Mdina
« Last post by Ben.unwin on February 07, 2016, 01:57:50 PM »
I have this plate/charger, it has similar colours to mdina but I can't find a signature which is unusual as the base is quite large. I also can't find any similar in shape!
Any help would be ideal :)
The Desna reproductions from the old moulds are still desirable and collectable pieces and do sell.
Folk will just take the quality of the moulding into consideration. :)
British & Irish Glass / Re: Whitefriars - Meadow Green Bowl - Pattern Number?
« Last post by johnphilip on February 07, 2016, 09:04:04 AM »
Andrew i have mild macular as well but there is a new treatment only anounced this week using cheap statins , so things are looking up . Have you seen the two massive Tangerine ducks my mate Alan Brown owns they are on one of the  forums , he also worked at WFs , before i moved from Harrow Weald i could see them sitting on his window sill every time i looked out of my window , he greased the drain pipe to stop me nicking them  i also have one of Rays Broadswords only a few were made Ron Wilkie made the handle of mine so its unique . i will be with Ray and a couple of other WFs guys at Knebworth if you are going say hello .jp . Nice Tangerine bud vase , rare yes .

Thank you Paul:)
I think that refers to the meander decoration?
Warren described it as a 'Irrweg' vase ( infinite path ) a German translation says 'on the wrong path' so which I have no idea, he also said these were made for the English market.
Glass / Venice painted panel compared to Miotti plate 18th century
« Last post by flying free on February 06, 2016, 11:43:04 PM »
I put this on the board somewhere years ago - bought many years ago in Venice.  I think we decided that it was old:)

Looking at the link Peter (oldglassman) posted to the Corning I came across this Miotti plate dated 1741
and it occurred to me the view was incredibly similar to my painting :)

So possibly as though the people in my little piece  were painted standing on the jetty at the entrance to the Grand Canal
as per this painting:

i.e. the artist of my picture may have been sat there on that jetty painting them :) - almost like touching history, a very odd feeling.

The link to the painting above is also c.1740s and in my painting you can see the white edge to the pavementing as well.
Very interesting - I know it's not glass, but the Miotti is ;D

Under the heading of 'Bauta' in this link, there is a short explanation about the full face all white masks seen in my painting. It describes the people in my painting exactly and refers to the 18th century.  I'm thinking my panel dates back to then.

'The bauta (sometimes referred as bałtta) is a mask, today often heavily gilded though originally simple stark white, which is designed to comfortably cover the entire face; this traditional grotesque piece of art was characterized by the inclusion of an over-prominent nose, a thick supraorbital ridge, a projecting "chin line", and no mouth. The mask's beak-like chin is designed to enable the wearer to talk, eat, and drink without having to remove it, thereby preserving the wearer's anonymity. The bauta was often accompanied by a red or black cape and a tricorn.
In the 18th century, together with a black cape called a "tabarro", the bauta had become a standardized society mask and disguise regulated by the Venetian government'

Interestingly, in that link there is reference to the masks being made of 'glass'? 
'Venetian masks can be made of leather, porcelain or using the original glass technique.'

See also this link which shows a painting depicting wearers in the bauta and the tabarro

The painting here is by Giovanni Grevembroch - ' "Mascare" - (18th century)'

Glass / Re: Deco style vase or not !
« Last post by keith on February 06, 2016, 11:38:46 PM »
Does look a little 'flower potty' doesn't it  ;D ;D
British & Irish Glass / Re: Royal Brierley lighting
« Last post by keith on February 06, 2016, 11:37:08 PM »
Thanks m, I had seen it and it's in my collection of shapes and colours  ;D
I'll email Mr Williams-Thomas and ask if he knows, although he didn't answer my last one so we'll have to wait and see  ::) ;D ;D
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