More interesting developments on Chance Glass patterns.
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was all produced after 1981 by Fiesta Glass Ltd., the company founded by Michael Joseph who bought up the rights to the designs. Some of the patterns continued, but also some new ones were introduced. Not to be confused with mention of Fiestaware which was a Chance brand name.
Here is more news as bullet points:
The Lace pattern, 1951, was made first in white, then black, both on clear glass. “Any coloured patterns were experimental” – I have a green one!Sue!
‘Golden Spray’ pattern has been called ‘Fireworks’ and there is a blue version named ‘Ocean Spray’, c.1970. No photos of these, but this might be the elusive link for your large Chance-like dish, so can I post one of the photos you sent?
The ‘Grantleigh’ design was named by Tony Cartwright (last General Manager of Fiesta Glass) after the TV series ‘To The Manor Born’.Anne!
Those odd dishes you have — where are the photos on your site? Could be interesting.
Mermaid Rose (1963) was the first Floral pattern, followed by Anemone – this might cast doubt on whether Michael Harris ever designed the latter, if accurate.
Ruby Intaglio handkerchief vases may have been made from the melted down scraps of red glass used for railway signal lens.
The Wedding Anniversary plates were the first souvenir plates and only introduced in 1980.
'Glacier' looks like a version of Bark, but in a pale blue. Made by Chance Pilkington, not Fiesta. 'Galleon' is another Chance pattern,
Grey Dawn is a smoked glass: probably Chance, c.1980.
As suggested by Bernard, Chance did not
make the drinking glasses/stemware but these were bought in from another manufacturer.
'Columbine' design was made specially for Boots Chemists.: "Contemporary flower design in bright orange and vivid green" — surely the two Trippy Flower 3
Pressed glass with a coloured band will be the Waverley design (1949) and only made post-war.
I now have a list of all the patterns and date they were first produced. Not sure how accurate this is, as it was only compiled recently and Calypto is designated as being 1958: a year earlier than expected.
There are many
unknown patterns! I'll update my site
rather than include them all here.
Bouquet: This is a range
of four totally different patterns, not just a range of one! :oops:
There is a Fiestaware milk jug and water jug, both with applied handles - start looking!
The Centre has a Giraffe Carafe in Night Sky :shock:
Yasmin (c.1980, certainly a later pattern) is a stunning Oriental design of pink flowers with green leaves on a red background — knowing Sue's aversion to PINK, I can assure you it is very tasteful :lol:
1. Thin vertical stripes is known as CORDON
2. Polka Dot is correct for the, ahem, the polka-dot ones.
3. Horizontal Stripe is knows as BANDELL: there are two versions of this stripe, so I need to determine which is which.
4. Gingham is correct for the cross-checked ones.
That's all Folks! (play theme tune for Looney Tunes...)