Featured Brown white stripe Crystal glass vase Found in NYC Thrift Help ID signature

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  1. Mugzinnys

    Mugzinnys Well-Known Member

    This vase is 7 1/2" tall Help ID the signature.Thanks 20190214_092357 - Copy.jpg 20190214_092431 - Copy.jpg 20190214_092452 - Copy.jpg 20190214_092510 - Copy.jpg 20190214_092555 - Copy.jpg 20190214_092607.jpg 20190214_210252.jpg
     
  2. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I spelled it wrong

    It's Mdina
     
  4. Mugzinnys

    Mugzinnys Well-Known Member

    I hope I do not upset anyone Clutteredcloset49 you're the best Thanks
     
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Mdina tortoiseshell. 1970s to 80s.
     
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Mdina 'tortoiseshell' is speckled/mottled, like real tortoiseshell. This is from the Brown Earthtones series.
    The tortoiseshell glass can come with stripes, which could be confused with the earthtones series. But the stripes on the earthtones are more defined, like on mugzinnys' vase.
    Brown Earthtones:
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    Earthtones detail
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    Tortoiseshell with stripes:
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    Striped tortoiseshell detail:
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    Regular tortoiseshell detail:
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I have a lot of Mdina and have been there. It's tortoiseshell. The 70s ones are a bit odd.
     
  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    No wonder we like them then.:kiss: Personally, I have to find Normal on a map; odd I can find in my sleep!
     
  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    @Mugzinnys , to avoid confusion, it is best to check the website I posted for the name, here it is again:
    https://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/maltese_glass/mdina_glass.htm
    Beautiful isn't it.:) I visited all the Maltese glass manufacturers that were there in the 80s and early 90s.
    I went to Malta a couple of times for business because our gallery had an exchange program with the Galleria Fenici in Valetta, you may have seen the gallery back then. I always planned extra days for a holiday, and had two 'proper' holidays there as well. We even thought of moving to Malta. Glad we didn't, too many tourists now.
    But I would love to go back if my health ever permits, I still haven't seen all of the neolithic temples.
     
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  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Nigel, who runs that website, is over on the Facebook Mdina forum. You could always ask him, he's delightful. Some of the original glass making staff are on the forum too. There's also an excellent new book out on Mdina/MDG. I bought it over there last year, and schlepped it back. Weighed a damn ton.

    I've about a hundred and fifty pieces, I think: mostly the Mediterranean colours. Don't like the pink at all. A few bits of Mtarfa, as well, which is often confused with Mdina. And then, there's the other Michael Harris stuff: Kerry and Isle of Wight.

    Some ascribed Mdina is, of course, not, it's MDG.
     
  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Pink is not my colour of choice either, I stick to the blues and turquoises, and only Mdina and Phoenician. I like those, and I know what I'm like when I don't restrict my collecting urge.:D
    Is MDG what you meant when you said the 70s ones were a bit odd?
     
  13. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    From AJ's link........SO NICE!!!!!!! Mugzinny's on RT.....

    Mdina.jpg
     
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