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Offline josordoni

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Re: Large handkerchief vase + 2 others
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2007, 08:06:29 PM »
Thank you David! 

I don't know, I reckon everyone's eyes see these dark colours differently anyway....  :o


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Re: Large handkerchief vase + 2 others
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2007, 10:23:07 AM »
Just wished I could find both colours (choc and maroon) of polka-dot: they are both very dark, but I'm wondering if they are simply the same and I'm mistaken?

Would it help if I sent you the chocolate polka-dot?  Seeing them together in the flesh might confirm one way or the other.

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Re: Large handkerchief vase + 2 others
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2007, 11:15:56 AM »
Thanks Anne, but I can't help thinking it's the same colour as mine. I'm sure I did distinguish the difference between the two colours, like the Ginghams, so will have to look out again.
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Re: Large handkerchief vase + 2 others
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2007, 05:13:41 PM »
Hi there,
Have two of these milk glass vases, one yellow, one red but both in the large size; will now hunt for a smaller one!.
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Firestone.


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Re: Large handkerchief vase + 2 others
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2007, 08:50:47 AM »
There's also ones in black as well! I still have to spot one of the smaller ones in red.
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Re: Large handkerchief vase + 2 others
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2007, 09:24:32 AM »
Hot on the heels of this... a smaller red milk vase was recently sold on eBay for £40. It's reasonable to expect that Chance made all three colours in both sizes.
David
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Re: Large handkerchief vase + 2 others
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2007, 03:33:04 PM »
David, did Chance ever make handkerchief lamp shades?  I'm only asking, because there were a couple recently on ebay described as being possibly made by Chance.  It was difficult to tell though from the picture.
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Re: Large handkerchief vase + 2 others
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2007, 03:45:22 PM »
Well, yes... and no!  ::) :angel:

I'm pretty sure I know the ones you mean and mentioned to the seller that I was certain these were not made by Chance. There have been other cases of lampshades being wrongly attributed to Chance, but after discussing this with the former general manager (1959-81), he confirms the only ones Chance made, were experimental and merely involved modifying large 7-in handkerchief vases with a hole drilled in the centre. Good idea, but Chance never progressed this.

BUT, before everyone sneaks off and starts wrecking perfectly good handkerchief vases, there were only a very few converted, and probably none that ever survived (apart from one in aforesaid gentleman's garden, which he kindly dug up for me as proof! ;D)

So if any of these converted vases do ever appear, I would be extremely sceptical that they were genuinely intended to be lampshades.
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Re: Large handkerchief vase + 2 others
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2007, 05:43:29 PM »
Well, yes... and no!  ::) :angel:
BUT, before everyone sneaks off and starts wrecking perfectly good handkerchief vases, there were only a very few converted, and probably none that ever survived (apart from one in aforesaid gentleman's garden, which he kindly dug up for me as proof! ;D)

Leeks or rhubarb?  ;D

Recently at a carboot sale I spotted what looked like (from a distance :o), large Chance handkerchief vases but they turned out to be old lamp shades made from plastic, which was disappointing.    
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Re: Large handkerchief vase + 2 others
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2007, 07:48:25 PM »
Think he was trying to grow some more... "get yer ripe juicky hanky vases, only 50p a kilo"
David
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