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Offline David E

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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2005, 12:13:13 PM »
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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. :(


Wow, thanks for the price guide, Sue! OK, mustn't get too excited as it is a guide... take some tablets, have a lie down... :) Are you working from the Dorling Kindersley (DK) Miller's Collectables Price Guide?

Just to clarify on the photos: the 'black' dish is the red one! I couldn't photo it properly (always have this trouble with red glass), but this design is the 'Swirl' pattern, as is your "white on clear bits" item. :D
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« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2005, 01:48:20 PM »
Now look what you guys have done to me!  :roll: I've just come back from a boot fair with five, yes five!, pieces of Chance glass... and I don't even like the wretched stuff!!!  :shock:

One is a Calypto design sandwich tray, but the other four are a different design... has leaves and a butterfly on it... does this sound in any way familiar? I'll try and get some pics later... have to go visiting dad this aftie now he's been let out of hospital. :)

Oh, BTW, also found a Davidson "William and Mary" design cracker/biscuit jar with lid, a satin mustard yellow flower bowl - sounds awful but isn't really!, an indigo blue jug (Scandi-looking) and an uranium green butter dish with a cow on the top.

It's been ages since I went to a boot fair.. it's on again tomorrow, so guess where I'll be...???  :lol:


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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2005, 02:02:50 PM »
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Now look what you guys have done to me!  I've just come back from a boot fair with five, yes five!, pieces of Chance glass... and I don't even like the wretched stuff!!!


Now Anne, you wouldn't have bought it unless you like it :wink:

But many people are selling Chance glass very cheaply because they have no idea what they've got, however there is a growing market for it. It would appear that the 'intaglio' versions of this glass is very collectable and was only produced for a very short time, during the early 1950s.
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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2005, 02:45:35 PM »
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Yes, David, it's the DK version. (pp. 306-7)

I've just noticed :oops::oops::oops:  - there's a white-flashed intaglio-cut rectangular plate (on it's own) c1955, 11.5" high (?sic), price guide £70-80.
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« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2005, 04:17:25 PM »
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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.


Just spotted a red/silver one on eBay in it's original box with label David: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7709471972 - this is the same shape/size/design as mine but mine is blue not red.


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« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2005, 04:40:11 PM »
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I've just noticed  - there's a white-flashed intaglio-cut rectangular plate (on it's own) c1955, 11.5" high (?sic), price guide £70-80.

Very interesting. I'd like to see one of these 'in the flesh'.

Not sure about the 'height' though - must be real difficult balancing it on its edge :lol:

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Just spotted a red/silver one on eBay in it's original box with label

Thanks very much, Anne :D

I might buy that for the Centre as it's still sealed. I'm thinking this colour must be the right one, although my photo does look gold! Makes sense seeing it celebrated a Silver Wedding... :oops:
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« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2005, 06:16:09 PM »
Finally a piece of Chance I like and designed by Margaret Casson to  boot.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7355556991
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« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2005, 02:30:34 PM »
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Finally a piece of Chance I like and designed by Margaret Casson to  boot.


Peter, I agree with you: the Giraffe Carafe is quite an iconic piece but teamed up with other pieces in the Swirl pattern and you'll probably appreciate the design better :)

I have since located the current manufacturers, Joseph Joseph, who took over the operation:

http://www.josephjoseph.com

A Flash-based site, so rather "decorative", but interesting to view their current range. Although the gilt edging has gone, it's surprising how designs from the 1960s can still hack it today! :shock:

Based in Tower Wharf, perhaps a future venue for the London Glassoholics? Take your wallet, Max! :lol:
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« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2005, 06:04:14 PM »
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Hello Peter, I've got the glasses to go with your carafe!

http://tinypic.com/e9uauc.jpg
http://tinypic.com/e9uaz8.jpg

I don't think the carafe would hold enough to fill all 6 of them, they're huge! (Sadly, one has a tiny chip) :cry:.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2005, 07:40:31 PM »
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I have since located the current manufacturers, Joseph Joseph, who took over the operation:

http://www.josephjoseph.com


When you say they've taken over, do you mean they're operating from the same premises?  Sorry to seem dim, but as you said,  there's not much Chance left in Joseph Joseph, is there?

I've got a Calypto Giraffe Carafe (mad name or what??) and a Swirl Giraffe Carafe (did I dream they're called Giraffe Carafes??), but I have no glasses.  Maybe people bought them in a set, used the glasses, but didn't use their giraffe carafes because they thought the name was just too ridiculous.   :lol:
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