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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: Chance Pressed Glass Patterns
« Reply #80 on: July 01, 2006, 06:53:07 PM »
They're pretty good. A little roughness on the edges and a couple of chips on the inner of the foot on the large bowl but the gilt is great


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Re: Chance Pressed Glass Patterns
« Reply #81 on: July 10, 2006, 07:43:26 PM »
Tonight I saw and handled my first piece of Orlak! :shock:  :D  8)

Because the only prior reference was oven-to-tableware, having a slight orange tinge, I was quite taken aback. I knew Chance also produced this range as tableware, but this was a clear glass tumbler, quite thin, measuring about 6" (15cm) with an interesting optic effect - like tiny pinches - that makes it look a little like optic-ribbed. BTW, there's no mistaking this ID as it has a quite large acid-etched 'ORLAK' logo on the base - suddenly everyone's an expert! :D  

The good news is that I'm OK to take photographs and the owner is quite local (and a Chance collector!)

Sadly, they saw the protrusion in my jacket pocket as I walked out of the door... :roll:  :lol:
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Re: Chance Pressed Glass Patterns
« Reply #82 on: July 17, 2006, 01:45:13 PM »
David - Spider web creamer/small jug - clear - 3ΒΌ" high.  :wink:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/chance004-1.jpg
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Re: Chance Pressed Glass Patterns
« Reply #83 on: July 17, 2006, 03:51:47 PM »
Many thanks for the Spiderweb creamer photo, Anne! :D

I've now posted the Orlak photos - sorry, forgot to mention it earlier :oops:
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Re: Chance Pressed Glass Patterns
« Reply #84 on: July 17, 2006, 06:11:21 PM »
What a surprise!  Never seen anything like that on my travels - oven or tableware.  I've lost count of the number of pyrex type ovenware pieces that I've broken or thrown away over the years because constant use has made them look tatty (all those burnt puddings :roll: ).  

Will look out for any Orlak now I know what they look like 8)
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Re: Chance Pressed Glass Patterns
« Reply #85 on: July 17, 2006, 08:14:27 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen Orlak either.  It's like a fabulous cheap treasure hunt isn't it?!  Great fun!   :D  :D
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Re: Chance Pressed Glass Patterns
« Reply #86 on: July 17, 2006, 08:47:13 PM »
I personally think Orlak will prove to be the zenith of every Chance collector.

Please also note that the example shown on the web site isn't a common piece. The sprayed enamel decoration certainly isn't the norm and could either be experimental, a test run or short production run. Trouble is there's so little about it's hard to form an opinion.

When I have photoed the tumbler you'll see how diverse Orlak was. This is quite thin with small 'outdents' around the body. Think it was probably mould-blown and the logo (which I assume is featured on every piece) is either sand-blasted or acid-etched, whereas on the plate and ovenware it is part of the mould and around 1" (25mm) in diameter, so quite large and easy to spot.

Happy hunting! 8)
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Re: Chance Pressed Glass Patterns
« Reply #87 on: July 18, 2006, 06:23:46 AM »
Oh dear! Now I have to look at 'Pyrex' stuff in all those grotty house clearance boxes. When you mentioned sunken handles I thought I'd got a piece but it's Phoenix. Interestingly the Phoenix has been stamped in the mould mirror image and the Made in England the right way round! :shock:


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Re: Chance Pressed Glass Patterns
« Reply #88 on: July 20, 2006, 07:44:24 AM »
Ah yes, Phoenix is very close in style - they even produced octagonal shapes, I believe :wink: I imagine they gained some inspiration from Chance shapes as they started producing c.1935

The 'Orlak' logo does show correctly as you view from the top (reverse when looking at the base).
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Re: Chance Pressed Glass Patterns
« Reply #89 on: July 23, 2006, 01:29:21 PM »
Another Spiderweb shape found today. A footed grapefruit  bowl like the tall sundae dish. Pic to follow.

 

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