This is a lovely vintage Mdina Glass vase and dates to the early 1970s. It is very reminiscent of similar vases being produced by Michael Harris in the UK.
Glass production in Malta began in 1968 when Michael Harris moved there to set up Mdina Glass.
The company started making organic glassware - often using colours inspired by the sea, earth and sky - and in this case by the island's sand and rocks.
Mdina glass was an instant success, partly due to the strong tourist industry of Malta. These early pieces are keenly sought after.
This tall tube vase is about 6 inches in height, with a diameter of about 4 inches.
Weight unpacked in 900 grams.
The main body colour of a beige tone with abstract patterns of striated glass running around the main body. This type of decoration was called: Earthtones.
It has been difficult to photograph this vase as it is very reflective - any strange white marks are not on the vase but are simply reflections from the light hitting the glass.
No damages, chips or cracks