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Offline Frank

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Re: Caithness news
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2007, 05:46:04 PM »
And Lindean Mill, Tweedsmuir, Duncan Smith. In cutting Denis Mann, Burn's Crystal - but no-one to train cutters to any extent. A lot of other studios too.

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« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2007, 07:32:32 PM »
Even better news is that some of Frank Thrower's designs are being reintroduced  to mark the forty years of Dartington Glass! there are millons of young born since the production of many of these designs ceased, and would appreciate the unique design talent that Frank had in spades! remember he re -introduced variants of Georgian glass ( "Victoria..a bit on the side---board!", Rummer  Suite & Ship's decanter, "any port in a storm?") with a modern twist.....
Stephen

Hi Stephen, do you know/are you able to tell us which of Frank Thrower's designs are being reintroduced for the 40th Anniversary?

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« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2007, 07:47:33 PM »
I can help there Pip, the range has been out since February and were only brought back for this year only until late Dec, but there is:

ST2349/P/40th Port Glass Pair (I think these are based on an earlier F T design but i cannot remember which one) in 24% Lead Crystal
DE2349/40th Ships Decanter (Which was one of Franks first Decanters) in 24% lead crystal
ST115/9/p/40th Sharon Celebration Flute (A taller and larger version of the Sharon champagne flute, designed in 1971) in 24% lead crystal

All the items come with a certificate of authenticity and are marked on the bottom with a D with 1967-2007 on it.

The range can be viewed here: http://www.dartington-test.co.uk/acatalog/40th-Anniversary-Celebration.html

In 2005 Rummer and Imbiber were also re-introduced into the Glassware lines, see http://www.dartington-test.co.uk/acatalog/Drinkware.html but they are slightly different to the originals. Mia, Wibble and Grip are also very much Frank Thrower themed as well although they were introduced this year. I was fortunate to go to a few exhibitions of Franks work this year and they have been excellent.

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Re: Caithness news
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2007, 08:22:11 PM »
Cheers for the info - that's great!  I wasn't able to get to any of the exhibitions sadly but I bought the Eve Thrower book which is really interesting.

 

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