Michael Harris Mdina Early Flared Vase c1969 signed to base Very Rare. Very rare early piece signed to base. No chips, cracks or restoration. Mdina glass was founded in the late summer of 1968 by Michael Harris, a former graduate then teacher, with the Royal London College of Art. The name Mdina was chosen because, one, it was the ancient capital of Malta, and two, it wasn't an anglicised name, hence it associated the glass with the location and not a person.
Under Michael's leadership, the Mdina glass company produced Mediterranean free formed, organic in style glassware, inspired by their location, (sand, sea, sky and earth) which became extremely popular with tourists visiting Malta. Unfortunately, in the summer of 1972 Michael Harris was required to leave Malta due to a new labour government, negotiating the closure/expulsion of British and foreign military presences and also foreign nationals with annual work permits.
Michael Harris is today regarded as one of the most influential glass artists of the 20th Century and his work is now highly collected, valued and admired the world over. Whoever buys this truly beautiful piece of rare, Michael Harris Mdina glass, will not be disappointed, because it's just so striking. This item is in the category "Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Decorative Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Vases".The seller is "brancasterbay" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago.