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Offline Paul S.

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Dartington 'Macho' vases.
« on: August 31, 2011, 09:05:13 PM »
I see these are also sometimes referred to as art glass candle holders, although the box says flowers I think.     I have looked around but can't find an FT No. for this design, and they don't seem to be shown in the Eve Thrower/Mark Hill book (unless I've missed them).     Does anyone know what the FT reference is please.   thanks.


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Re: Dartington 'Macho' vases.
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 07:52:21 AM »
"Mucho macho" were available in three sizes and were made in clear only, FT290, FT291 and FT292 (3.5", 5" and 6.5"). These were designed as vases (design date 1981), really not very practical for holding a candle...

Info from Dartington Glass The First Twenty Years by Linda and Stuart Smithson.

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Re: Dartington 'Macho' vases.
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 11:09:00 AM »
I'd guess they were Frank Thrower's version of an Orchid vase.
I have the set of three, and they look stunning in a row each with an orchid stem.

see pic- a bit fuzzy I am afraid - from my old camera.


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Re: Dartington 'Macho' vases.
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 05:01:57 PM »
many thanks John - isn't there always some book that I don't have - anyway appreciate your information. :) - and I would agree probably useless for holding a candle of any size (maybe birthday candles ;D).         When I bought these three, the seller also called them stem vases, so maybe that is a good idea.      Just for the record, size wise mine run out at ......5.13/16"  -  5.3/8"  and  4.5/16, so I suspect there may have been a little ad libing in the making perhaps.


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Re: Dartington 'Macho' vases.
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011, 05:06:50 PM »
Yes, the sizes are only approximate and variation is to be expected. Are you using calipers to measure them that accurately paul? ;D


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Re: Dartington 'Macho' vases.
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011, 05:56:35 PM »
yes, John I was - vernier caliper in fact  -  I tried the old fashioned compass type callipers, and because they were stiff, every time I tried opening or closing they moved too much  -  so I ran out of patience and went for the vernier.    Could possibly let you have the dimensions even closer if you like - in millimetres. :24:    I must look out for your larger and smaller versions.


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Re: Dartington 'Macho' vases.
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 09:01:02 PM »
Nowt wrong with 1/32s of an inch. :D



 

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