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As with any popular creative movement, art glass production was not restricted to a few centres of excellence, and craftsmen were moved to be lead by its influences at diverse locations across continental Europe.
The Low Countries proved particularly fertile ground. Floris Meydam, Andreis Copier and their cohorts produced many pieces at the Leerdam Glasfabriek factory under the direction of P M Cochius, where the predilection was for heavy, thick set pieces. Readily identifiable pieces include substantial ash trays and vases made in abstract shapes from black or dark grey glass; these are invariably decorated with the deliberate inclusion of air bubbles to give contrasting highlights.  Meydam also favoured a combination of blue, green and white colouring for smoothly contoured but still sturdy pieces.
More colourful were the items made in Maastricht at the Kristalunie factory. Jacob Rozendaal was the leading designer in Limburg for nearly two decades, producing optic vases, stemware, cut glass and utilitarian domestic products before moving to The Hague in the late 1930’s. In later years Max Verboeket took over Rozendaal’s role, evolving the house style of whole-coloured, iridescent pieces in to more the more subtly coloured Carneval stemware range and the lighter composition of Anraclet and Tarantella vases. He also introduced the Antique range in the early 60’s, with pieces based on Roman and Etruscan designs, many of which were made in a distinctive emerald green colour and showed the influence of earlier Leerdam material made by Meydam.
Over the border in Belgium the Royal Belgian Glassworks of Val Saint Lambert in Seraing was producing classically styled vases from flashed and cut glass that echoed English Victorian wares in their use of cranberry, amber and pale green and blue colouring, but given a modern twist with the use of  unconventionally shaped facets, slices and ground features. The Durobor Company in Soignies made many pieces of contemporary clear crystal  stemware and tumblers from the 1920’s onward.
To the east, Tarnowiec in Silesia, Poland was the source for a wide range of art glass vessels. Conventional shapes and forms were given a modern twist with the use of abstract decorative patterns from bold primary colours through marbled transitions to simplistic black and white pieces which were particularly effective on lipped vases.
And finally Romania, where Mihai Topescu and Ion Tamaian were the leading lights of the movement right up to the latter part of the 20th century, producing avant garde sculpted pieces from a signature palette of bold colours and strident patterns reminiscent of Gio Ponti’s post-war Italian wares with their brash, pop-art temperament.
So, almost wherever you care to look across Europe, exponents of art glass creativity were held in thrall by the opportunities granted to them by its inherent freedom of expression, and as a group produced a significant, sometimes striking and always collectable canon of work.

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Signed Mdina Pink and Blue Fish Vase

Signed Mdina Pink and Blue Fish Vase

Vintage glass vases and drinking glasses for sale at our online antique store

£140.00

Signed Mdina Pink and Blue Fish Vase

Signed Mdina Pink and Blue Fish Vase

Vintage glass vases and drinking glasses for sale at our online antique store

£140.00

Signed Mdina Earthtones Fish Vase

Signed Mdina Earthtones Fish Vase

A fantastic earthtones fish vase for sale

£210.00

Large Signed Mdina Earthtones Fish Vase

Large Signed Mdina Earthtones Fish Vase

A fantastic earthtones fish vase for sale

£190.00

Large Mdina Earthtones Fish Vase

Large Mdina Earthtones Fish Vase

A fantastic earthtones fish vase for sale

£235.00

Mdina Earthtones Glass Barrel Vase c1975

Mdina Earthtones Glass Barrel Vase c1975

A studio glass vase by Mdina of Malta. Vintage glass vases and antique glass collectibles from around the world from the Scottish Antiques shop online

£58.00

Mdina Earthtones Axe Head or Fish Vase

Mdina Earthtones Axe Head or Fish Vase

A fantastic earthtones fish vase. The fish vase is sometimes refered to as the axe head vase, this is however a collectors term. Come and see more vintage glass vases at the Scottish antique shop online

£225.00

Signed Mdina Cut Ice Glass Lollipop Vase 1980

Signed Mdina Cut Ice Glass Lollipop Vase 1980

See more vintage glass vases at the Scottish antiques store online

£62.00

Signed Mdina Cut Ice Glass Lollipop Vase 1980

Signed Mdina Cut Ice Glass Lollipop Vase 1980

A very collectable signed Mdina glass lollipop vase for sale

£70.00

Signed Mdina Tiger Lollipop Vase c1985

Signed Mdina Tiger Lollipop Vase c1985

Mdina art glass designed by Michael Harris has an international audience. An antique of the future.

£75.00

Mdina Pink and Blue Fish Vase

Mdina Pink and Blue Fish Vase

Fish vases are sometimes refered to as the axe head vase, this is however a collectors term. The name given to this form by Mdina is Fish vase.

£140.00

Early Signed Mdina Ming Pattern Glass Bottle c1975

Early Signed Mdina Ming Pattern Glass Bottle c1975

Attenuated studio glass bottle by Mdina for sale

£175.00

Three Michael Harris Designed Mdina Glass Knot Sculptures c1970

Three Michael Harris Designed Mdina Glass Knot Sculptures c1970

A collection of three very collectable Michael harris designed glass sculptures for sale

£75.00

Early Mdina Ming Pattern Glass Bottle c1975

Early Mdina Ming Pattern Glass Bottle c1975

An attenuated studio glass bottle by Mdina for collectors

£165.00

Two Mdina Glass Obelisks 1975-80

Two Mdina Glass Obelisks 1975-80

Two pieces of purely decorative glassware from Malta

£56.00

Mdina Tortoiseshell Pattern Glass Bowl c1975

Mdina Tortoiseshell Pattern Glass Bowl c1975

Mdina art glass is known for its imaginative and semingly unplanned style. One example is the tortoiseshell pattern which was produced at the Isle of wight glass studio but was in the planning stages at Mdina

£42.00

Signed Mdina Cut Ice Glass Lollipop Vase 1980

Signed Mdina Cut Ice Glass Lollipop Vase 1980

A hand formed signed Mdina glass lollipop vase for sale

£70.00

Signed Mdina Cut Ice Glass Lollipop Vase 1980

Signed Mdina Cut Ice Glass Lollipop Vase 1980

A collectable signed Mdina glass lollipop vase for sale

£68.00

Mdina Tiger Cut Ice Glass Lollipop Vase 1980

Mdina Tiger Cut Ice Glass Lollipop Vase 1980

A very collectable Mdina tiger pattern glass lollipop vase for sale

£65.00

Mdina Tiger Cased Glass Vase 1990

Mdina Tiger Cased Glass Vase 1990

A glass vase by Mdina designed by Eric Dobson

£42.00

Pair of Mdina Tortoiseshell Glass Vases c1975

Pair of Mdina Tortoiseshell Glass Vases c1975

Studio glass vases by Mdina of Malta in a very collectable pattern

£95.00

Mdina Earthtones Cylindrical Glass Vase c1975

Mdina Earthtones Cylindrical Glass Vase c1975

A studio glass vase by Mdina. The Earthtones pattern uses two colours one transparent and one opaque, this makes for a fascinating piece when backlit

£50.00

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