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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2005, 01:41:59 PM »
Anne, this is the 'Swirl' pattern.
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2005, 01:54:43 PM »
Great, thanks David. I spotted two in a charity shop yesterday (didn't buy them as I'm not a great Chance fan really) but was just curious as to whether they were Chance etc...

I was also wondering, was it Chance that made the commemorative glass plates for the Queen's Silver Jubillee in 1977?  My mother bought me one at the time, which I still have, in blue and silver - I seem to recall they came in red and silver as well, and are about the size of a saucer.


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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2005, 02:04:50 PM »
Incidentally, all the patterns fall under one category: Fiesta.

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Great, thanks David. I spotted two in a charity shop yesterday (didn't buy them as I'm not a great Chance fan really) but was just curious as to whether they were Chance etc...


The glass sort-of grows on you and I've become a collector by 'chance' (ho,ho). This morning I took delivery of an excellent ruby 'Swirl' dish with gold trails. Very nice indeed!

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I was also wondering, was it Chance that made the commemorative glass plates for the Queen's Silver Jubillee in 1977?  My mother bought me one at the time, which I still have, in blue and silver - I seem to recall they came in red and silver as well, and are about the size of a saucer.


Yes they did. In fact the red/gold one (not sure about silver) is on display at the Heritage Centre. You'll find that plenty of float glass with gilt edging can often be attributed to Chance and they were very prolific manufacturers from 1950-1980.[/quote]
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2005, 02:54:50 PM »
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Great, thanks David. I spotted two in a charity shop yesterday (didn't buy them as I'm not a great Chance fan really)


Anne, go back and buy them...check out the prices on Ebay for that design.   :shock:  

David, Eeek! NO!  That is NOT the pattern I like!    :x  :lol: I'll take a snap of my favourite one and add it later.   :D

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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2005, 02:59:29 PM »
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Great, thanks David. I spotted two in a charity shop yesterday (didn't buy them as I'm not a great Chance fan really)   

Anne, go back and buy them...check out the prices on Ebay for that design.


No: Anne, go back and buy them for me!

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David, Eeek! NO! That is NOT the pattern I like!   I'll take a snap of my favourite one and add it later.


I did think it was a bit flowery. Not my style either I hasten to add! :wink: But the subtle geometric designs by Margaret Casson are incredibly retro.
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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2005, 03:06:12 PM »
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I would be delighted to welcome any other visitors to the Centre in search of Chance glassware, and reiterate the point that we have a considerable collection of Fiestaware in store which I would be happy to allow access to.


Thank you Delia, if I lived nearer, you wouldn't be able to keep me out!  :D
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2005, 03:51:13 PM »
Here's my favourite Chance pattern...groovy 70's colourway and trippy psychadelic flowers...yeah man!


http://tinypic.com/biuybp.jpg
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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2005, 09:21:00 AM »
:D
Miller's Guide 2005 says this pattern is '60's, but not whether it is early or late.  :D

I think my star piece of Chance is a rectangular plate with a pattern printed on each side of the plate. It's the same pattern, but in a different colour on each side. I think it's a Margaret Casson design, but I don't know what it's called. Michael still has the camera in Hungary and the plate is in the attic, so I'm sorry - no piccies :cry::cry::cry:
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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2005, 10:49:42 AM »
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Michael still has the camera in Hungary and the plate is in the attic, so I'm sorry - no piccies


Look forward to seeing it! :shock:

My 'star' piece was only received yesterday; a red diamond dish with the 'Swirl' pattern overlaid in gold:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/Chance/t-chance-red01.jpg) :: (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/Chance/t-chance-red03.jpg)

The red is a real pig to photo and the backlit one is a little too bright so not a true representation.

Also have an unusual serviette holder in white on clear:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/Chance/t-chance-swirl1.jpg)

:shock: click thumbnails to enlarge :shock:
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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2005, 11:44:15 AM »
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Miller's guide says the serviette holder is c1955, Margaret Casson, "MHT" price (in the guide) £45-50.  :D

I DO like the red and the black with the gold swirls. I've only got plain white on clear bits. :(
Cheers, Sue (M)

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