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Details about  MDINA GLASS, MALTA: LARGE FACETED "MALLET" VASE, SIGNED TO BASE.

MDINA GLASS, MALTA: LARGE FACETED "MALLET" VASE, SIGNED TO BASE. See original listing
MDINA-GLASS-MALTA-LARGE-FACETED-MALLET-VASE-SIGNED-TO-BASE
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18 May, 2014 20:10:39 BST
Winning bid:
£10.00
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£6.00 Economy Delivery | See details
Item location:
Westbury, United Kingdom

Description

eBay item number:
251524687615
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Item specifics

Glassware Type:

Art Glassware

Object Type:

Vases

Type of Glass:

Blown Glass

Maker:

Mdina

Glassware Era:

1950s/ 1960s/ 1970s

Country of Origin:

Malta/ Mdina

Offered for auction is this large and dramatic 4-faceted cased glass Mallet vase by Mdina of Malta, and which dates to around the mid-1970's. This is a serious statement piece, with a very strong and colourful visual presence, which has been in my possession for some years. It stands approx 193mm tall x 18mm wide at the rim x 95mm square across the faceted sides and stands on a polished circular base approx 38mm in diameter. The base is signed "Mdina" in their characteristic "rolling script" Not surprisingly, as it virtually solid glass, it weighs a mighty 2kg. The bad news is that is has an internal stress fracture (see photograph no 4), which extends internally across the lower part of the two rear facets and across the base. In some earlier chapter in its long life, a previous owner has probably left it on a window sill in the full heat of the sun. However - and this is important - this stress fracture has been stable for years, and will probably remain so for ever. The good news is that the Mallet vase is usually displayed with the stress fracture at the rear, so it is not visible. In fact, despite being seen by numerous admirers, no-one has ever noticed the fracture as it tends to be "lost" against the complexity of the background pattern. I emphasise that, properly displayed, this remains a vase of great beauty. The other good news is that the starting price reflects its condition, so an iconic Mdina vase which can command an eye-watering price can be yours for a very modest sum indeed.

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