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American Art Glass45 of 1280David Lotton Zipper Vase made in 1992Durand Silver Blue Lustre w Opal King Tut / Coil Décor ca 1924-31
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    Posted 12 months ago

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    This vase is 6.5" high x 5.5" in diameter and relatively heavy for its size. It has an unpolished flat ground bottom with several inscriptions. Thanks to SEAN68 for identifying the bottom word as "Malta" which lead me to Phoenician Glass, as Maltese art glass maker. Here is a bit of information about this maker:

    "Phoenician Glass was founded in Malta in 1989 by Leonard Sullivan, an ex-worker from the well known Maltese glass factory Mdina Glass. As a result, many of the early Phoenician Glass designs were similar to designs by Michael Harris at Mdina. Phoenician Glass was named after the ancient Phoenician civilisaion, which colonised Malta during the first millenium BC. The company is still in production to this day."

    My vase appears to be signed "BNS 04" perhaps a relative of Leonard Sullivan?

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 12 months ago
      @renedijkstra - Sorry about that! I forget that CW has members from many countries whose first language is not English. I will try to do better.

      Thanks for loving my American studio glass vase aura, Watchsearcher, truthordare, welzebub, Nicefice, Thomas, Broochman, bracken3 and Jenni!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 12 months ago
      I believe it says "MALTA" maybe M DINA glass ?
    3. kwqd kwqd, 12 months ago
      Thanks SEAN68! There are some Malta glass experts on glassmessages. I will post it there, too.
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 12 months ago
      your very welcome kwqd!!!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 12 months ago
      Aha! I think the first word is "Phoenician" and this is by Phoenician Art Glass of Malta. Will research Phoenician Art Glass and add info, if I can find something...
    6. racer4four racer4four, 12 months ago
      So much great glass being found Kevin!
      How much space left?
    7. kwqd kwqd, 12 months ago
      Well, Karen, I'm thinking about starting to downsize some of my larger American factory glass pieces to make room for continued collecting. A lot of that stuff is interesting but not very sexy. So, not much room left!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 12 months ago
      Thank you fortapache and blunderbuss2!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 12 months ago
      Thank you for loving my Phoenician vase dlpetersen!

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