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Glass / Re: Huge signed 3 fish charger
« Last post by WhatHo! on June 18, 2017, 11:17:57 AM »
Awesome guys!!!! I have found these details about the gentlemen in question! Great birthday present for me!! Happy, errrr yes :)
Glass / Re: Blue trailed vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on June 18, 2017, 11:02:53 AM »
At least buying in an auction means somebody else thought it was worth enough to push your bid up.

What I find exciting is learning that there was what we can now call a "small experimental range" of this very heavy, random and psychadelic style of strapping only MH could achieve.
As far as I'm concerned, they are signed by MH.
Picasso used to draw doodles on napkins instead of paying his bill when eating out, these pieces have Michael Harris' "doodles" all over them.  ;D

There are amethyst bottles, cased and uncased, and there are two sizes of smaller blue pots, cased and uncased, cobalt and teal.

This is new information about Mdina. Suspected before, now confirmed by these new examples in this thread.
Belgium and the Netherlands Glass / Re: Info on this Val St Lambert vase?
« Last post by Anne Tique on June 18, 2017, 09:10:09 AM »
Personally, there's not much I can tell you, besides that it's not a fake.

Even though it is not old, there's not much info to be found in books etc. as this type of glass from VSL wasn't and still isn't, very popular. I guess it's often considered to be related to the Studio Crystal by VSL but it's not.

The label and signature Studio Crystal were given to pieces done during demo's and are at the bottom of the market. Studio pieces that were not done during demo's were catalogued under 'Art & Design' and perhaps it's part of these series. There was a whole philosophy and theory behing the A & D series, I've mentioned a bit about this movement over here

Some pieces designed by Juliette Féard, executed by Antoine Cimino have similarities, but i'm just guessing here, and they are displayed in catalogues dating from 1995-2005.

Nice size though.
Glass / Re: Huge signed 3 fish charger
« Last post by bOBA on June 17, 2017, 10:58:47 PM »
I think M is likely on the right lines. According to google Roberto Camozzo worked with Raffaeli and the signature refers to both. High end glassmaking from the island of murano it seems!

Glass / Re: Huge signed 3 fish charger
« Last post by flying free on June 17, 2017, 10:19:28 PM »
maybe some link with Elio Raffaeli however the signature doesn't 'seem to fit from my brief searches.
I do think the last word is Raffaeli on yours and a number of fish pieces come up on a search of Elio Raffaeli.

British & Irish Glass / Re: Bagley "Rutland" pattern.
« Last post by Anne on June 17, 2017, 08:46:47 PM »
No worries, sorry it took a while but we got there in the end. :)
Glass / Re: Blue trailed vase
« Last post by AndyD on June 17, 2017, 08:31:46 PM »
Mine appears to be one blue, I would say teal. The top is very similar to your textured vase.

I was watching the auction online, if I was sure it was Mdina you would have had more competition  :) interesting that it was sold with another Mdina item, if I have the right aucton (there can't have been another)

I did buy mine to re sell but in no hurry, especially as I now have confirmation it is early Mdina. Had it not been it would have been a costly mistake though.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Bagley "Rutland" pattern.
« Last post by theElench on June 17, 2017, 08:29:23 PM »
What a shame, thought I might have found a rarity for my collection :'(
Thanks again Anne for taking the trouble to follow it up.
Glass / Re: Blue trailed vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on June 17, 2017, 07:24:17 PM »
I should say here that I do know of an amethyst psychadelic strapped bottle which was cased in clear and signed by MH. Ron Wheeler sold it a few years ago.

My bottle is not cased or signed but we do have knowledge of that design cased and uncased, so this is completely consistent with these blue vases.

Andy, is yours two different colours of blue? A deep inky cobalt, and a lighter teal shade?
Or is it all one blue, like Mike's cobalt?
I'm sure the strapping looks teal, there's a bit I can see through, but the body might be cobalt?
Glass / Re: Blue trailed vase
« Last post by Baked_Beans on June 17, 2017, 07:13:22 PM »
Thanks Sue , Great to see Andy's ! I can't get over how heavy it is..the strapping / trailing looks really great on these .... still haven't recovered my nerves from the auction ..... :)
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