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Mdina (Maltese) Art Glass "Sea Horse" Paperweight, 1970s

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    Posted 5 years ago

    Alan2310
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    Good Evening CW Members----10:30 PM)2016-6-22
    I found this nice little Sea Horse paperweight at the thrift store early this week, very attractive swirl inner Blue glass with some Yellow strip throughout, sign at the base "Mdina"

    This little paperweight stand 5.75 inch tall, 2.25 inch at the widest portion, on a 1.50 inch base.

    Thanks for Viewing.
    Alan
    ------------------------------MDINA GLASS CO------------------------------------

    Mdina Glass was founded on in the Maltese town of Mdina, in 1968 by Michael Harris, a risky venture at the time as Mdina had no history of glass making. However the gamble paid off, and Mdina glass was an instant success. The company produced free formed organic glassware, often in colours inspired from the sea, sand, earth and sky, which proved very popular with tourists in Malta. Unfortunately, and quite unfairly, Michael Harris was soon pressured to leave by the Maltese government. In 1972 Michael left Mdina, and formed a new company, Isle of White Studio Glass, on the Isle of White in the UK. Many of the designs created by Michael Harris continued to be made at Mdina Glass after he left. The company is still active today, and is now run by Joseph Said, who was Michael's most skilled apprentice.

    Courtesy of :http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/maltese_glass/mdina_glass.htm

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    Comments

    1. Deano Deano, 5 years ago
      Great find. I wish I had your Thrift Stores around here. Totally jealous!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      This is a most excellent find Alan. I do love it!
    3. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Deano
      Scott, many thanks for the very kind comments, much appreciated from both of you, to take some time to stop by, I am glad that you enjoy and love it, dear friends.

      Regards
      Alan
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Kurt, sorry for the late reply, yes I really love it too, find very nice spot in the guest bathroom beside an Angel Fish, also glass.

      Many thanks for the comment and the love much appreciated that you take some of your time to stop by.

      Regards
      Alan
    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
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      VioletOrange, many thanks to all of you for the love, much appreciated that you take some time to stop by.
      Also for your constant support.

      Regards
      Alan
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