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Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« on: April 27, 2007, 05:19:30 PM »
Hi,

I was lucky enough to get a 'Green Leaves' three section dish today  ;D
What I wanted to ask was, on David E's site he says the white background is printed on the reverse. But on this one, it looks opal flashed on the top surface. Is this a known variant?

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2007, 05:37:02 PM »
To the best of my knowledge, all Green Leaves will be opal-flashed on the top-side, except for the glassware (tumblers, etc.) which will be clear glass. That part of the web site has not been updated since it was created, so it is out of date. One other point is that the rims should be lined with green as well. I do already have the 3-segment rectangular tray.

Very good find, Robbo, as this pattern is very rare.
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2007, 05:54:57 PM »
Thanks David,

When I first saw it, my eyes nearly popped out  ;)
The rim is green. I'm still going through the "new purchase euphoria" phase, but it really is the best looking piece of Chance I've picked up in the last five years of Charity shopping!

Not bad for a fiver?  8)

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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2007, 12:32:08 PM »
An excellent find and, IMHO, one of the better designs. Staggering to think that it never succeeded, despite a reasonable promotion by Chance. Perhaps it was too far ahead of its time, but at this time Chacne were aiming for the elite market and perhaps the modernist design coupled with a high price, proved off-putting?

Whatever, the design certainly would not look out of place today!
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2007, 12:45:14 PM »
Photo please Robbo.   :D
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2007, 12:48:43 PM »
On my site Max:
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2007, 02:03:02 PM »
David,

Not easy to find, I found the same thumbnail you put above, here http://www.encill.abelalways.co.uk/chanceglass/pages_fiesta/fiesta_patt-graphic2.html but it does not seem to lead anywhere? I also checked floral and a few others?
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2007, 02:25:26 PM »
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2007, 02:53:29 PM »
The problem of categorising the various patterns occurs when you have to distinguish between graphic, pictorial and floral patterns. Personally, I feel that Green Leaves was far too stylised to be placed in the latter. Silhouette is another that borders on both.

None of the thumbnails are clickable - they were never meant to be when there are also so many different styles and shapes to consider overall, so the web site was purely set up to identify patterns. The book will show items in far greater detail, along with accompanying text.
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2007, 05:38:39 PM »
OK, just got a bit confused  ;)

But as to categories... it is better to make more categories and assign each design to as many categories as fit. Floral is the natural choice for an image like that (for me at least) and graphic was almost my last choice  :o  The joys of language. I have similar problems at the zoo...
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