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Offline Jay

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Re: Czech Tango ?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2007, 10:46:30 PM »
Perhaps it's named after the fizzy drink! ;-)
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Re: Czech Tango ?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2007, 10:48:00 AM »
http://west-penwith.org.uk/misc/tango.htm

Not orange, but "Tango" in relation to pottery.

I did find other pottery named "Tango" too, but not as nice as Doulton.
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Re: Czech Tango ?
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2007, 12:31:56 PM »
According to the Oxford dictionary, tango, as a word for a dance originated in the late 19th from Latin American Spanish possibly via an African word for to dance, and as a colour (a deep orange red) in the early 20th century by abbreviating tangerine (as in a Tangerine orange - an orange from Tanger, as Tangier was known). This use for a colour is a dated and informal British usage. Which explains the orange but not Mike's bright pink, which could be a translation error of course

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Re: Czech Tango ?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2007, 01:04:47 PM »
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I believe that was the context in which I was trying to explain the use of Tango, well done, Christine - I couln't get into Oxford dictionary - not paid up! It was a deco-period slang/trendy expression to describe the very fashionable orange colour in clothes, pottery, and glass.
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Re: Czech Tango ?
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2007, 04:28:21 PM »
Very Interesting!!!!

If anyone wants to see the difference between orange and tango -according to Schneider then you need

'Schneider' maitre verrier -Gerard Bertrand - pages 223-6 and the colours and names are on the original Schneider design pages  -page dates appear to be early 1920s but the designs are from 1918ish The tango is a very reddy orange -and the pieces in real life are bright pink (OK with just a hint of orange)

I guess this was a colour oddity soley down to Schneider -maybe they could have got it from Daum - but the only colour references I've very seen for this period of Daum just have code numbers

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