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Offline David555

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Handkerchief Vase Thread - Not Italian
« on: October 11, 2005, 05:08:13 PM »
I thought it would be fun to start a thread for Chance Glass Handkerchief Vases, also any other Countries / Manufacturers other than Italy

Murano board has its 'Fazzoletto Thread' so this is for the 'Glass' board
 
Any rarer hand finished items appreciated - not just by Chance but by the many Scandinavian companies that also did this type of vase - also good idea to keep emphasis on 1950 - 70

Here is 7" high (up to 9" across) Chance 'Double Rolled' Handkerchief Vase - Blue 'Aqualux', c1960s

I love the hand finishing to all the edges and the Double Rolled / Aqualux thing which gives the lovely consistent mottled effect - not to sure about the 'double rolled' description - I know Aqualux was an older type glass used only for a short time before Fiesta came in, is Aqualux the thickness/type of glass and 'double rolled' the effect (mottled)

http://publish.hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/chance%20glass%203.jpg <~~~ Pic lost


http://publish.hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/chance%20glass%202.jpg <~~~ Pic lost

You can still get these so cheap and I think they stand up easily against some of my Italian Fazzoletto


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Re: Handkerchief Vase Thread - Not Italian
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2005, 05:12:54 PM »
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... the many Scandinavian companies that also did this type of vase
Adam D555

Could you be more explicit. please? Which companies?
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Offline David555

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2005, 05:22:30 PM »
Ahhh now we may make some discoveries here Ivo

But here is a Muurlanlasi Oy of Finland Vase - signed 'Muurla' - I suggest it keeps within the boundaries of the vases I am talking about

I mean, it will mostly be Chance, I am just opening the door a bit

(http://publish.hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/murla.jpg)


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Handkerchief Vase Thread - Not Italian
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2005, 05:00:40 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2005, 06:36:19 PM »
Here's one of the pop art range:

http://tinypic.com/fau0pw

My next post will show a pic of the four different sizes I have come across in the Chance range.  Emmi


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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2005, 06:42:05 PM »
And here are the four different sizes I have.  From left to right:
1) 8"h x 11:w
2) 6.5h x 9"w
3) 5"h x 7"w
4) 4"h x 6"wide ( all approx. as you know difficult to measure accurately.

Photo not brilliant, but you can see the size differences


http://tinypic.com/fbfjhd.jpg  <~~~ Pic lost




And then there's the intaglio types.  Most beautiful of all I think.  I posted ione on here a few months ago.  Emmi


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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2005, 07:16:33 PM »
Anne these are fantastic photos

The Chance Bros. Handkerchief vases are excellent

The Bagley, Mdina, Muurla, and other vases are all exactly what I wished for this thread, showing Chance and Handkerchief vases by other manufacturers other than Italian

I forgot about 'Bagley Jetique' they did these in various sizes, I seem to remember seeing a very large one, they look almost ceramic

Great to see that different style Muurla, like Venini they possibly varied the form a great deal

I like your fluorescent very large Handkerchief vase, I wonder about its maker and date

I have two ceramic Handkerchief vases by UK makers, not relevant to this thread unfortunately - they are 1960s and show how the form was popular in many materials

Here is a vase I posted on the Murano board but really belongs here, it was attributed to Czech 1970s on that board I think - maker unknown, and it does have an old paper label saying ‘Foreign’

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/handkercheifvase.jpg  <~~~ Pic lost


Thanks again, your post has really made this thread


Adam


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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2005, 07:27:23 PM »
Lovely photos Emmi and good research on the sizes, the 8" / 11" wide are hard to come across and are like consume so much space

I think the Intaglio cut or flashed are some of the most beautiful, can you get a better picture to post

I do like the plain & textured ones as well, I get an ID and history on 'Aqualux Double Rolled', I think the striated textured vases are also Aqualux (type of glass slightly thicker than later versions) but have they an actual name like 'Double Rolled'?

Adam


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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2005, 07:42:32 PM »
Dear Guest, not sure if you wanted a picture of the intaglio....but here it is anyway!!

http://tinypic.com/fav29c

It is standing on a matching tray.


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Handkerchief Vase Thread - Not Italian
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2005, 08:09:19 PM »
That's a real beauty Emmi :P   Don't see many of those about and I'm sure they must be extremely collectable.  Did they make other matching items?  Thanks for the picture of the black and white too.  I wonder if Chance handkerchief pattern designs reflected textile designs of the time?  Seems to me that they might well have.

Adam -  the large fluorescent one wasn't quality glass.  However it looked amazing in sunlight and shone like Billy-O.  I always felt that it was perhaps Chinese, but have never seen anything like it before, or since to substantiate that suspicion.  Your 70s Czech one I have seen before, but felt that these were possibly Chinese.  I think I may have seen one in a charity shop with its sticker on some time in the past.  I remember thinking that they were asking Murano prices for a Chinese piece, but I could be wrong.  I'll check back to see if I have a labelled picture.

Going off-glass, have you seen these made in clear perspex?  I've come across a couple in my travels and  I did have one once, but it was easily scratched.  I was never sure if it was made for sale generally, or whether it was someone's school Design & Technology project :roll:

Regards - Anne E.B. :wink:
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