Mdina Glass Identification Guide + Gallery

Back to Glass Encyclopedia Home

Mdina Glass was founded in the Maltese town of Mdina, in 1968 by Michael Harris, a risky venture at the time as Mdina had no history of glass making. However the gamble paid off, and Mdina glass was an instant success. The company produced free formed organic glassware, often in colours inspired from the sea, sand, earth and sky, which proved very popular with tourists in Malta. In 1972 Michael left Mdina, and formed a new company, Isle of Wight Studio Glass, on the Isle of Wight in the UK. Many of the designs created by Michael Harris continued to be made at Mdina Glass after he left. The company is still active today, and is now run by Joseph Said, who was Michael's most skilled apprentice.

Buy Mdina Glass Products in our Online Glass Store
Mdina Maltese Glass Cut Ice 'Lollipop' Vase - Signed

A blue, yellow & green Maltese glass cut ice 'Lollipop' vase, by Mdina, signed.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Glass 'Fish' / 'Axe Head' Vase

A blue & yellow Maltese glass 'Fish' or 'Axe Head' vase, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Glass 'Fish' / 'Axe Head' Vase - Signed

A blue & pink Maltese glass 'Fish' or 'Axe Head' vase, by Mdina, signed.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Glass 'Fish' / 'Axe Head' Vase 1978

A blue & sandy brown Maltese glass 'Fish' or 'Axe Head' vase in the 'Tiger' pattern. Made by Mdina, signed "Mdina 1978". Probably made by Joseph Said.

SIGNED Mdina 'Tiger' Blue + Brown Glass Faceted Cube Vase

A sandy brown and turquoise blue Maltese glass cube vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tiger' pattern, introduced in the mid 1970's by Eric Dobson.

Ref: Mdina Glass book, page 52.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese 'Tiger' Blue + Brown Glass Vintage Vase

A sandy brown and turquoise blue Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tiger' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Tiger' Blue + Brown Glass Vase - Signed

A sandy brown and turquoise blue Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled. Made in the 'Tiger' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Tiger' Blue + Brown Glass Vase - Signed

A sandy brown and turquoise blue Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled. Made in the 'Tiger' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Tiger' Blue + Brown Glass Vase - Signed

A sandy brown and turquoise blue Maltese glass ovoid vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tiger' pattern.

Mdina Blue/Sandy 'Tiger' Glass Vase - Signed & Labelled

A sandy brown and turquoise blue Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled. Made in the 'Tiger' pattern.

Mdina Frosted Tiger Glass 'Lollipop' Vase - Signed

A sandy brown and turquoise blue Maltese frosted glass 'Lollipop' vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tiger' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Tiger' Blue + Brown Glass Vase - Signed & Label

A sandy brown and turquoise blue Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled. Made in the 'Tiger' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Tortoiseshell' Brown Glass Vase - Signed

A speckled brown Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tortoiseshell' pattern.

Mdina 'Tortoiseshell' Glass Decorative Bottle Vase - Signed

A speckled brown Maltese glass bottle vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tortoiseshell' pattern.

LABELLED Mdina Maltese Tall Brown & Gold 'Tortoiseshell' Glass Vase

A speckled brown Maltese glass bottle vase, by Mdina, labelled. Made in the 'Tortoiseshell' pattern.

Mdina 'Tortoiseshell' Brown Textured Glass Vase - Signed

A speckled brown Maltese textured glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tortoiseshell' pattern.

SIGNED Mdina 'Tortoiseshell' Brown Glass Decorative Bottle

A speckled brown Maltese glass decorative bottle, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tortoiseshell' pattern.

Mdina Glass 'Tortoiseshell' Vase w Button Rim - Signed

A speckled brown Maltese glass vase with button rim, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tortoiseshell' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Tortoiseshell' Brown Glass Vase - Signed

A speckled brown Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tortoiseshell' pattern.

SIGNED Mdina 'Tortoiseshell' Brown Glass Cylinder Vase

A speckled brown Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tortoiseshell' pattern.

Mdina Brown & Sandy 'Earthtones' Glass Vase - Signed

A brown & sandy Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

Mdina Brown & Sandy 'Earthtones' Glass Vase - Signed

A brown & sandy Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

Mdina Brown & Sandy 'Earthtones' Glass Vase - Signed

A brown & sandy Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

Mdina Brown & Sandy 'Earthtones' Glass Vase - Signed

A brown & sandy Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Sandy 'Earthtones' Glass Vase

A brown & sandy Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

Mdina Sandy 'Earthtones' Glass Vase - Signed

A brown & sandy Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

Mdina Brown & Sandy 'Earthtones' Glass Vase - Signed

A brown & sandy Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

Mdina Brown & Sandy 'Earthtones' Glass Vase - Signed

A brown & sandy Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

Mdina Maltese Sandy Earthtones Glass Vase

A brown & sandy Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, unsigned. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

Mdina Sandy Earthtones Glass Vase - Signed & Labelled

A brown & sandy Maltese glass ovoid vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

Mdina Sandy 'Earthtones' Glass Vase - Signed & Labelled

A brown & sandy Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

Mdina Sandy 'Earthtones' Glass Vase - Signed & Labelled

A brown & sandy Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled. Made in the 'Earthtones' pattern (later called 'Earth').

SIGNED Tall Mdina Maltese 'Sea and Sand' Glass Vase

A sandy yellow Maltese glass vase with blue + brown swirls, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Sea and Sand' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Sea and Sand' Glass Vase - Signed

A sandy yellow Maltese glass vase with blue + brown swirls, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Sea and Sand' pattern.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese 'Sea and Sand' Glass Vase, Labelled

A sandy yellow Maltese glass vase with blue + brown swirls, by Mdina, signed and labelled. Made in the 'Sea and Sand' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Sea and Sand' Glass Vase - Signed

A sandy yellow Maltese glass vase with blue + brown swirls, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Sea and Sand' pattern.

Tall Mdina Maltese 'Sea and Sand' Glass Vase - Signed

A sandy yellow Maltese glass vase with blue + brown swirls, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Sea and Sand' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Sea and Sand' Glass Decorative Bottle

A sandy yellow Maltese glass decorative bottle with blue + brown swirls, by Mdina, unsigned. Made in the 'Sea and Sand' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Sea and Sand' Glass Squat Vase

A sandy yellow Maltese glass squat vase with blue + brown swirls, by Mdina, unsigned. Made in the 'Sea and Sand' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Sea and Sand' Glass Vase

A sandy yellow Maltese glass vase with blue + brown swirls, by Mdina, unsigned. Made in the 'Sea and Sand' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Crysal Blue Stripe' Glass Vase - Signed

A stripey blue Maltese glass vase with yellow threads, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Crysal Blue Stripe' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Crysal Blue Stripe' Glass Vase - Signed

A stripey blue Maltese glass vase with yellow threads, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Crysal Blue Stripe' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Crysal Blue Stripe' Glass Vase - Signed & Labelled

A stripey blue Maltese glass vase with yellow threads, by Mdina, signed and labelled. Made in the 'Crysal Blue Stripe' pattern.

Mdina 'Crysal Blue Stripe' Glass Bowl Yellow Threading

A stripey blue Maltese glass bowl with yellow threads, by Mdina, unsigned. Made in the 'Crysal Blue Stripe' pattern.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Blue & Green Glass 'Ming' Vase

A blue & green Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the fragmented 'Ming' pattern.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Blue & Green Glass 'Ming' Vase

A blue & green Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the fragmented 'Ming' pattern.

ARTIST SIGNED Mdina Eric Dobson 1975 Glass 'Ming' Globe Vase

A blue & green Maltese glass vase, made by Eric Dobson for Mdina in 1975, with artists signature and date. Made in the fragmented 'Ming' pattern.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Glass 'Ming' Vase / Bowl

A blue & green Maltese glass bowl or posy vase, by Mdina, signed. Made in the fragmented 'Ming' pattern.

Mdina 'Ming' Blue & Green Glass Decorative Bottle - Signed

A blue & green Maltese glass decorative bottle, by Mdina, signed and labelled. Made in the fragmented 'Ming' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Seascape' Glass Vase - Signed + Labelled

A blue, white & black Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled. Made in the 'Seascape' pattern.

Mdina Maltese 'Seascape' Glass Vase - Labelled

A blue, white & black Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, labelled. Made in the 'Seascape' pattern.

Mdina Maltese White & Blue Glass 'Seascape' Vase - Labelled

A blue, white & black Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, labelled. Made in the 'Seascape' pattern.

Mdina Maltese Green + Grey Glass Vase - Signed & Labelled

A green & grey Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled.

Mdina Green + Grey Glass Vase - Signed & Labelled

A green & grey Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled.

Mdina Green + Grey Glass Vase - Signed & Labelled

A green & grey Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Pink & Grey Vintage Glass Vase

A pink & grey Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Yellow & Blue Mottled Glass Vase - Signed

A mottled yellow and orange Maltese glass vase with blue trailing and Maltese cross, by Mdina in the 1980's, signed.

Mdina Maltese Orange/Blue Trailed Glass Vase - Signed

A mottled yellow and orange Maltese glass vase with blue trailing and Maltese cross, by Mdina in the 1980's, signed.

Mdina Maltese Orangey Red & Blue Glass Vase - Signed

An mottled orangey red Maltese glass vase with blue trailing and Maltese cross, by Mdina in the 1980's, signed.

SIGNED Mdina Red & Blue Glass Vase With Maltese Cross

A mottled red Maltese glass vase with blue trailing and Maltese cross, by Mdina in the 1980's, signed.

Mdina Maltese Pink Speckled Glass Vase w/ Blue Trailing

A mottled pink Maltese glass vase with blue trailing, by Mdina in the 1980's, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Pink & Blue Trailed Glass Vase - Signed

A mottled pink Maltese glass vase with blue trailing, by Mdina in the 1980's, signed.

Mdina Maltese Pink + Blue Trailed Glass Vase

A mottled pink Maltese glass vase with blue trailing, by Mdina in the 1980's, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Pink/Blue Trailed Glass Decorative Bottle - Signed

A mottled pink Maltese glass decorative bottle with blue trailing, by Mdina in the 1980's, signed.

Mdina Maltese Red & Blue Mottled Glass Vase - Signed

An orangey red Maltese glass vase with blue trailing, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Red/Blue Trailed Maltese Glass Decorative Bottle - Signed

An orangey red Maltese glass decorative bottle with blue trailing, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Red/Blue Trailed Glass Bottle Vase

An orangey red Maltese glass bottle vase with blue trailing, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Red & Blue Glass Threaded Vintage Vase

An orangey red Maltese glass vase with blue trailing, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Orange Trailed Glass 'Top Hat' Vase

An orange Maltese glass 'Top Hat' vase with thick trailing, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Purple & Blue Glass 'Top Hat' Vase - Signed

A purple & blue Maltese glass 'Top Hat' vase with thick trailing, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Purple & Blue Trailed Glass 'Helter Skelter' Vase - Signed

A purple & blue Maltese glass 'Helter Skelter' vase with thick trailing, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Purple & Blue Trailed Glass 'Helter Skelter' Vase - Signed

A purple & blue Maltese glass 'Helter Skelter' vase with thick trailing, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Speckled Glass Knot Sculpture - Signed

A large blue, yellow & clear glass organic sculpture, by Mdina, signed to base.

Mdina Maltese Blue/Yellow Speckled Glass Sculpture

A blue, yellow & clear glass organic sculpture, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Blue/Green Speckled Glass Knot Sculpture

A blue, green & clear glass organic sculpture, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Glass Sculpture

A blue, yellow & clear glass organic sculpture, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Speckled Glass Sculpture

A blue, yellow & clear glass organic sculpture, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Speckled Glass Sculpture

A blue, yellow & clear glass organic sculpture, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Speckled Glass Sculpture

A blue, yellow & clear glass organic sculpture, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Speckled Glass Knot Sculpture

A blue, yellow & clear glass organic sculpture, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Blue Glass Elephant - Signed + Label

A blue glass elephant sculpture, by Mdina, signed and labelled.

Mdina Maltese Turquoise Glass Elephant - Signed

A turquoise glass elephant sculpture, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Turquoise Glass Penguin - Signed + Label

A turquoise glass penguin sculpture, by Mdina, signed and labelled.

Mdina Maltese 1970's Blue & Green Bark Textured Glass Vase

A blue + green 1970's Maltese glass textured bark vase, by Mdina. Unsigned, as were the majority of this textured range.
Ref: Mdina Glass book, page 41.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Glass Vase - Signed & Labelled

A blue + yellow Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed & labelled.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Glass Vase/Bowl - Labelled

A blue + yellow Maltese glass bowl or vase, by Mdina, labelled.

Mdina Blue & Yellow Maltese Glass Vase

A blue + yellow Maltese glass bowl or vase, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Maltese Blue + Yellow Glass Vase - Labelled

A blue + yellow Maltese glass bowl or vase, by Mdina, labelled.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Vintage Glass Vase

A blue + yellow Maltese glass vase with chevron pattern, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Blue & Yellow Maltese Glass Vase

A blue + yellow Maltese glass vase with chevron pattern, by Mdina, unsigned.

Mdina Blue + Yellow Maltese Glass Vase - Labelled

A blue + yellow Maltese glass vase with chevron pattern, by Mdina, labelled.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Vintage Glass Squat Vase

A blue + yellow Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Green Glass Decorative Bottle - Signed

A blue + yellow Maltese glass decorative bottle, by Mdina, signed and labelled.

SIGNED Mdina 1970s Blue & Yellow Glass Decorative Bottle/Decanter

A blue + yellow Maltese glass decorative bottle, by Mdina, signed.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Glass Decorative Bottle/Decanter

A blue + yellow Maltese textured glass decorative bottle, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Blue Glass Decorative Bottle - Signed

A blue + yellow Maltese textured glass decorative bottle, by Mdina, signed.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Glass 'Pulled Ear' Vase

A blue + yellow Maltese glass 'Pulled Ear' vase, by Mdina, signed.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Vintage Glass 'Side Stripe' Vase

A blue + yellow Maltese glass 'Side Stripe' vase, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Cross Blue & Green Glass Vase - Signed

A blue + green Maltese glass vase with Maltese cross, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Vintage Blue & Yellow Glass Vase - Signed

A blue + yellow Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Blue/Yellow Speckled Glass Vase - Signed

A blue & yellow Maltese glass squat vase, by Mdina, signed & labelled.

SIGNED Mdina Vintage Blue & Yellow Vintage Glass Vase

A blue & yellow Maltese glass squat vase, by Mdina, signed & labelled.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Glass Vase - Signed & Label

A blue & yellow Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed & labelled.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Glass Vase - Signed

A blue + yellow Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Blue + Green Glass Vase - Signed + Label

A blue & yellow green Maltese glass textured vase, by Mdina, signed & labelled.

Mdina Maltese Blue + Green Glass Vase - Signed

A blue & green Maltese glass textured vase, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Pink + Peach Glass Vase - Signed

A pink & peach Maltese glass textured vase, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Pink Striped Glass Vase - Signed

A pink + clear Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Blue & Brown Striped Glass Vase - Signed

A blue & brown striped Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Maltese Blue + Brown Striped Glass Vase - Signed

A blue & brown striped Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed & labelled.

Mdina Maltese Cream Speckled Glass Vase - Signed

A cream Maltese glass vase with coloured speckles, by Mdina, signed.

Mdina Green/Red Organic Glass Vase - Signed & Labelled

A green + red Maltese organic glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled.

Mdina Maltese Pink/White Glass Vase - Signed & Labelled

A pink & white marbled Maltese glass vase, by Mdina, signed and labelled.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Purple & Brown Glass 'Naia' Sculpture

A purple & brown Maltese glass 'Naia' sculpture, by Mdina, signed.

Maltese Mdina Blue/Sandy Glass Paperweight - Signed

A blue and sandy brown Maltese glass egg shaped paperweight, by Mdina, signed. Made in the 'Tiger' pattern.

Maltese Mdina Glass Paperweight - Signed & Labelled

A white, blue, yellow + orange speckled Maltese glass paperweight, by Mdina, signed and labelled.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Blue, Yellow & Green Glass Paperweight

A green, blue & yellow Maltese glass paperweight, by Mdina, signed.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Blue & White Glass Lovebirds Sculpture

A blue & white Maltese glass lovebirds sculpture / paperweight, by Mdina, signed and labelled.

SIGNED Mdina Maltese Red & Gold Leaf Glass Lovebirds Sculpture

A red & clear Maltese glass lovebirds sculpture / paperweight with gold leaf inclusions, by Mdina, signed and labelled.

LABELLED Mdina Maltese Blue & Yellow Glass Owl Sculpture

A blue and pale yellow Maltese glass owl paperweight, by Mdina, labelled.

SIGNED Mdina Blue & Yellow Glass Vase w/ Applied Strapping

A speckled yellow Maltese glass vase with thick blue applied strapping, by Mdina, signed.

SIGNED Mdina Blue, Yellow & Clear Glass Fish Sculpture

A blue and yellow Maltese glass fish sculpture, by Mdina, signed.


View more Mdina Glass examples in our Glass Reference Database
Buy Mdina Glass Products in our Online Glass Store

Mdina Glass on eBay UK

Mdina Glass on eBay USA


References

For more information on Mdina glass, check out the following resources:

Books


Michael Harris: Mdina Glass and Isle of Wight Studio Glass | ISBN 978-0955286513

Websites

www.mdinaglass.com.mt

Mdina Glass Catalogue - A catalogue of Mdina glass including pattern numbers, sizes and some pattern names, by Austin, a USA distributer.