Thanks for the updates, Sue and Anne – we'll crack this yet Ivo
, this has put a different slant on my thoughts about screen-printed glass as I wasn't aware of the associations with US Bent Glass: if the same designs came from different manufacturers is it also possible the blank glass shapes could have been sourced from a different supplier? :shock:
As Chance were producing many diverse designs, I assume they created their own screen-printing process? Semi-rhetorical question...
I do have one query though: as float glass was introduced in 1959 by Pilkingtons, the first Fiestaware by Chance (c.1951) would have been rolled sheet glass. However, I'm not aware that Chance did move over from rolled sheet to float glass at any time, but will try to find this out.