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SCARCE MDINA MALDESE (MALTA) 1977 MID-20TH CENTURY VINTAGE SIGNED TIGER PATTERN CERULEAN BLUE, SEPIA BROWN & YELLOW OCHRE \'LOLLIPOP\' HAND-BLOWNART GLASS VASE, FEATURING AMORPHIC, ABSTRACT FORM,with EMBEDDED SEMI-TRANSPARENT, MEANDERING INK-LIKE, SUSPENDEDCOLOR FIELD EMBEDDED inCLEARSURROUNDING GLASS, CUT & POLISHED SPLITFRONT FACE &SIGNED on BASEPLATE[From the Malta art glass studio of Michael Harris](Circa 1977)Mid-20th century Mdina Maltese (Malta)Modernist vintage hand blown amorphic art glass vases and decorated glass vesselsDIMENSIONS:91⁄2\" Height x 73⁄4\" Width x 21⁄4\" Depth Weight: 5 lbs. 7 oz.
DESCRIPTION:Offered for your review and consideration is this completely intact and nearly immaculate, beautiful, close to pristineMdina Maldese (Malta) signed mid-20th century hand blown amorphic, abstract \'lollipop\' art glass vessel, dated \'1977\' and with the art glass studio\'s self-described \'tiger pattern\' design. It has an incredibly delicate and thin ascending neck and pouring spout, that rise from a cut and polished split face. The piece is signed with a scrolled maker\'s mark on the baseplate which has a few shallow abrasions, caused from being previously moved on hard surfaces. The upper portion of the vase is nearly immaculate, with perhaps a few tiny \'touches\' found on its sides, which aren\'t flea-bites or nicks but rather tiny marks on the clear glass surfaces of the color field\'s clear glass surround. The vessel has the appearance of an upside-down lollipop, thus its given name. It was made at the famous Mediterranean island state ofMalta, glass studio of Michael Harris, who founded the Modernist art glass workshop in 1968 but who left in 1972, due to political strife. This glass piece was inspired by Harris\'s original designs and was created by one of his student proteges who stayed on the island and kept working there. Very fine. A simply gorgeous and killer piece of Modernist art glass. Superlative.CONDITION:Good to Very Good overall vintage condition.