Chance Expressions: The History of Domestic Glassware from Chance Brothers
David P. Encill
Publisher: Cortex Design
Published date: December 2007
More information from: www.ChanceGlass.net
Available direct from the publisher (www.cortex-design.co.uk
), Broadfield House, Smethwick Heritage Centre, various online sources.
Description: 148 pages, A4 size (210 x 297mm) softback, full-colour, about 750 photographs.
Proposed: A free online service to purchasers whereby updates, additions and amendments can be downloaded and printed, to supplement the book.
Summary: Apart from the history of the glassware, a brief history of the company is included along with a fully illustrated colour catalogue of all known glassware produced by Chance Brothers (and W.E. Chance) for the domestic market. A proposed second volume covering the history and the technologies employed by the company.Book Description/Overview:
The company of Chance Brothers made an impact on Victorian England that can never be underestimated.
Originally starting as a manufacturer of ordinary window glass, Chance Brothers became the developer of the worldâ€™s most advanced lighthouses, pushing back boundaries to bring unparalleled safety to the worldâ€™s shipping lanes.
The advances in optical equipment were also unsurpassed and the company developed many new techniques that greatly improved the process of glass production.
During the 20th century, the company went on to create some of the worldâ€™s most iconic domestic glassware with designs that, even today, are considered modern.
This volume, the first of two, details the history and technologies of Chance Brothers from 1824 to 1981 and includes a complete collectorsâ€™ catalogue for the entire production of domestic glassware.
Enter pressed-glass patterns like Orlak, Spiderweb, Britannia, and Fiestware patterns such as Swirl, Calypto, Anemone, Psychedelic. Many other amazing patterns from some of the foremost designers of the 20th century, including Robert Goodden, Margaret Casson and Michael Harris.