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Offline Paul S.

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is this a Dartington marriage
« on: June 21, 2010, 07:16:17 PM »
there are, of course, several FT designs which were used to hold candles - including the FT88.   When I saw these two pieces together (apart from the fact that they do in fact work quite well in combination) - I assume someone had chosen them because they worked and looked quite good together - although they didn't actually have anything to do with each other.  Then I realized that the colour of the hood appears to be very similar to Dartington 'Flame'  -  so does anyone know if they might actually be a pair rather than a marriage??   Thanks for looking.   Paul S.


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Re: is this a Dartington marriage
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 08:38:40 PM »
Doesn't look like it belongs... see the catalogues here:
http://www.whitefriarsorg.org/memb1/dart/c67.htm


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Re: is this a Dartington marriage
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 08:50:07 PM »
thanks Anne  -  and I do in fact have Eve Thrower and Mark Hill's book  -  although couldn't see it anywhere there.  Just wondered if it might have been some very rare combination that I had stumble on, especially in view of the flame red hood ;D  Oh well, I guess not then.
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Re: is this a Dartington marriage
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 02:48:29 AM »
Dartington vase/candleholder with a modern oil lamp shade made for electricity.

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Re: is this a Dartington marriage
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 06:31:58 AM »
I suspect the shade may be from a Riihimäki Apollo candleholder. They where definitely made in this colour.
See: http://www.designlasi.com/content/apollo-1960-still-nanny

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Re: is this a Dartington marriage
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010, 03:51:29 PM »
thanks to both of you  -  and in fact I'm rather pleased that this 'flame coloured hood is very possibly a Nanny Still design.   As with much glass, individual pieces can sometimes be in production for a few years, and it's quite possible that my base and the hood overlapped - date wise - in production.      Looking at Anne's link to the FT designs  -  the FT88 was probably about 1967  -  and maybe the Riihimaki piece was still going strong, from 1960?    All I need now is the clear base part to complete the Nanny Still lamp.   Any offers. ;D

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Re: is this a Dartington marriage
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 03:13:05 PM »
Funnily enough, I did have one. once !

- it belonged to an Apollo (in the stepped design) a seller decided to post from the US wrapped in 2 sheets of newspaper  ::)

I still don't have the stepped Apollo, but did find an odd red shade to marry it up to sell on ( I collect the green mostly)

 

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