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Author Topic: Chance - Greco pattern - for reference  (Read 1137 times)

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Chance - Greco pattern - for reference
« on: February 25, 2012, 02:07:35 PM »
Hi all, I have had this set for some time and several years ago discussed it with David who informed that the labels on the 3 small plates were considered rare and probably dated the set between 1951 - 1953. Just thought I would add it to the board for reference.

This sandwich set consists of a long serving tray and 6 small square plates.
This set is rarely seen with these earlier rare 'Fiesta' labels (on 3 of the small plates) and probably dates them between 1951-53.
The Greco pattern had a fairly short life (3-4 years at most)

With grateful thanks to David P. Encill author of Chance Expressions at www.chanceglass.net for the above information.
Hil :)

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Re: Chance - Greco pattern - for reference
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 10:02:37 PM »
 :thup: :thup:  Great Piece !!!

Was wondering IF that label should be in the Glass Gallery in the label section?  Just wondering...as not sure if it is there.

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Re: Chance - Greco pattern - for reference
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 05:58:58 PM »
If a moderator wants to upload it to the gallery then feel free

Hil :)

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Re: Chance - Greco pattern - for reference
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 07:32:56 PM »

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Re: Chance - Greco pattern - for reference
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 10:01:32 AM »
Very nice set - I think I have one with the original box (that's now in a much larger box, along with the rest of my collection...)
 :spls: :-\ :-X :help:

and this one from Patricia :24:
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Re: Chance - Greco pattern - for reference
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 10:50:25 AM »
No box here as you say in your book - they were sold without boxes originally :)
Eagerly awaiting 'Chance Additions' :)

Hil

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Re: Chance - Greco pattern - for reference
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 07:17:08 PM »
Hil, I'M eagerly waiting Chance Additions!  ;D

So much to do with Patricia's book, but it has now been consigned to the printers this week. However, all these delays in getting Additions to press has meant a LOT more extra information on Chance glass has surfaced, including complete catalogues from the Orlak and Aqualux ranges!

Will post more information when it's available.
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Re: Chance - Greco pattern - for reference
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 07:34:19 PM »
The Greco pattern is very attractive - I wonder why it had such a short run?
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Re: Chance - Greco pattern - for reference
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 12:08:16 AM »
Not that short - there were examples turning up in the early 1960s as evidenced by some advertising trays linked to a date. However, it's popularity was probably limited, and I don't think it was in regular production once Swirl (1955) really took off.
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