Posted 6 years ago
What I liked about this Vinnies find was the colour and the shape. The black is different for Mdina I think. The swirls almost take over the vase completely and have within them that Mdina metallic creamy/yellow inclusion. The Mdina Glass factory was founded in Malta in 1969 by Michael Harris and taken over in 1975 by Joseph Said. The colours used in the glass normally reflect the sun, sea and sand of the Maltese landscape. To me this black is unusual.
Prompted by austrohungaro's collection I'd been looking through a favourite site on Danish glass and saw a vase of similar shape to this one by Per Lutken: http://www.hardernet.dk/. It was a unique vase described as "Lerform krukke, multifarvet, tæt marmor lerform opdrevet. 26,0 cm. 24,0 cm. Holmegaard PL 2366. Oktober/november, 1970".
The form is very similar and the decor too! My vase is much smaller.
It is marked beneath with Mdina / 05 / 73-41A.
H:14cm (5 .5") W:10cm x 8 cm (3 .5" x 3 .1")
The marks on Mdina are a bit of a mystery to me at least. Can anyone help with explaing the significance of the numbers beneath? Is it as late as 2005?