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Offline robbo

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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2008, 09:41:22 PM »
Hi Christine,
I'll try and take a better photo tomorrow, in natural light (difficult at this time of year  :) ). The green is exactly the same shade.
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2008, 02:58:07 PM »
That's 7.5 in, which according to 'the book' by Mr Encill would appear to be a bit to small or too large, depending on how you look at it  :huh:
Wow, those are very interesting Robbo :o and, IMHO, definitely Green Leaves. I also have a photo in 'da book' of a tumbler (courtesy Graham Cooley) with a different design, although I still can't be 100% sure if this is Green Leaves.

The nearest sized bowl I have noted is 8 in, but this could vary depending on the size of the blank used, and sizes would undoubtably alter over the years when new moulds were made to replace older ones. Good point though. What is the height, Robbo?

Whatever... they definitely need to be donated to a museum (mine) >:D
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2008, 05:10:27 PM »
Hi David,

Here's a slightly better photo. The height is 3.7cm.
The only shapes I've seen are these and the three sectioned dish; is it possible that each shape had a slightly different design?  :huh:

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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2008, 06:15:14 PM »
That's 1½ in. in real money ;)

This fits in with the sizes I have, so I'm certain this is Chance. This is the third definite Green Leaves shape I have seen: 3-seg tray, 6x4¾-in rectangular deep dish, and these round dishes. However, I would expect more shapes like plates and different size dishes: Green Leaves was a full tableware set!

Yes, the pattern could quite easily alter from one shape to another.

One person who probably has a full set is the Casson's daughter, so I might ask her for a photo.
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2008, 09:09:18 PM »
Hi everyone,

Yesterday I found another one! A circular dish but slightly smaller than the others (6½" diameter, just over 1" high). Again, the leaf shape is different.

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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2008, 09:49:37 PM »
Cool! But what is surprising is the difference in the patterns :o

One would have expected all the designs to have conformed, but that's three different ones so far, and then there's the tumbler as well :huh:

Robbo, can you send me high-resolution photos of these, please? I will include them in the update files.
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2008, 11:15:42 PM »
Hi David,

I'll try and take some better photos in natural light and send them to you - they just don't seem to photo well in artificial light.
It's very interesting, looking possibly like a 'harlequin' type range of differing but related designs  :huh: ??. If that is the case it would mean the tumbler design makes more sense. I wonder if someone with botanical knowledge can identify the different leaves?

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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2008, 08:44:10 AM »
Many thanks - are you going to Dulwich, by any 'chance'? :)

That last dish looks like a stylised oak leaf
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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2008, 12:48:45 PM »
Don't write a botany book David  ;), that's an ivy leaf


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Re: Question about Chance Bros. 'Green Leaves'
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2008, 04:54:10 PM »
Ah, well I got the right amount of letters anyway... ;)
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