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Dartington flame red FT76 vase
« on: April 07, 2010, 09:35:58 AM »
Bought this the other day, saw it from a distance, it stood out like a beacon. Luckily I didn't injure anyone in my headlong rush to pick it up.

Gorgeous tall shouldered vase with a turned rim, slightly flared base and polished pontil. A little under 10 inches/25 cm tall and 4.5 inches/11.5 cm in diameter at the base.

This is the larger of the two sizes FT76 was made in.

John


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Re: Dartington flame red FT76 vase
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010, 11:36:32 AM »
thanks for posting John  -  what a beauty :mrgreen: :mrgreen:   Personally, think I'd have been oblivious even if I had knocked a few pedestrians over ;D


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Re: Dartington flame red FT76 vase
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 05:20:20 PM »
Part of the reason it caught my eye was the folded rim, I am always on the lookout for Erik Hoglund's designs so keep an eye open for them. I wonder if the various folded rim designs of Frank Thrower were influenced by Mr Hoglund's? Many of FT's designs have Scandinavian roots.

Anyway, remembered this thread so here is a photo taken with U.V. light. Anyone have any idea why the glow is not uniform but in bands?

John


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Re: Dartington flame red FT76 vase
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 10:16:52 AM »
Different thickness of glass?????
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Re: Dartington flame red FT76 vase
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 11:12:37 AM »
Possible.

I wondered if it had something to do with some of the cadmium not being heat struck (assuming the rest underwent a chemical change after heating).

Anyone else got any bits of flame red Dartington they can stick in front of a U.V. light for comparison?

John


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Re: Dartington flame red FT76 vase
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 11:33:22 AM »
I'd think that was a slightly more feasible answer, John - it's an awful lot of change for a small variation in thickness - and given the competence of the lip, I doubt there's much variation in thickness.
I'm a tad ignorant about the colours produced by cadmium though. :pb:

You could use it to keep your short spaghetti in!  ;)
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Re: Dartington flame red FT76 vase
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010, 11:46:16 AM »
Might be worth poking Adam and asking him to look. You can see at the base where the heat hasn't quite struck enough, as there's an amberina bit, but I can't see it explaining the bands as the whole thing would have been stuck in the glory hole and turned.


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Re: Dartington flame red FT76 vase
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2010, 11:54:21 AM »

What if the whole thing was not put in the glory hole - but just for example, the top bit, perhaps while the lip was being turned?
Maybe even more than once?

Bands go right around the vase - perhaps it may have been marginally cooler near the entrance to the glory hole???
You could keep long spaghetti in it too - as there's no lid, it wouldn't matter if it stuck out the top a bit!
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Re: Dartington flame red FT76 vase
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2010, 02:26:44 PM »
You have to heat it all to turn it red, otherwise it's pale amber, like this


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Re: Dartington flame red FT76 vase
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010, 02:35:26 PM »
Ah-Ha.

So, cadmium makes glass amber until it's heated more, when it will go red - it's the metal behind amberina (I'd "got" that bit - just didn't know how it worked exactly!)

ok, I can retire for the day. That's one something learned. Thanks! :hug:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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