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Author Topic: Was the Bagley Ilkley trinket set reproduced in Denmark in the 1960's?  (Read 4085 times)

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Thanks for popping in Nic, and for your thoughts on the practicalities which help considerably. 

What I find a puzzle is why would a Danish glassworks choose to reproduce a design from the 1930s, when stylistically, it was so far out of synch with other 1960s production? We know what was around in the 1960s, and it was almost as far removed from Ilkley as can be imagined, even more so in Scandinavia than in the UK, so it's a real mystery.

Do we know if there were there any other pressed glassworks in Denmark in the 1960s?

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Another wee snippet that adds to the picture: Angela states, in Bagley Glass, that The Crystal Glass Company closed around 1975 and that the remaining moulds were sold to a company in Wath upon Dearne, who continued using them. Some moulds had earlier been sold on to companies in Czechoslovakia and Poland.

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Nice work Anne, the plot thickens! :D

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I wonder if there's any paperwork saying what was sold and who to and when? I can feel a research trip over the Pennines calling!

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Have we factored in when Bagley stopped producing Ilkley and when trinket sets went out of fashion?

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Sort of, Christine. Ilkley ended c. 1955 according to Angela;  the eBay seller says these were reproduced in the mid-1960s in Denmark, so the timescale fits if the Ilkley moulds were some of those Angela says were sold off earlier. 

But trinket sets were old hat by the 60's, which is what's really puzzling me about them possibly being made in Denmark.  Ilkley is not a design that sits well in the 1960s by anyone's standards, is it?

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Exactly. I think the seller is just making it up.

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I messaged that seller about the blue set back in Nov 2011, and his reply to me then, was: 'The British version was a copy of the 1960's Danish original. This is one of the 1960's Danish productions which i purchased in Copenhagen.'

I was particularly interested, as I also have this set with the scent bottle, bought back in about 2006/7 in the UK. Unfortunately, I'm hopeless at adding photos on this site, but here is a link to an image in my Picasa Album:

https://picasaweb.google.com/103416468472622115928/GlassTrinketSets?authkey=Gv1sRgCJmyvrHUu43yFA#5650557889237284594

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I think your answer explains a lot Natalie! ;)

Interesting to see you have an "Ilkley" perfume bottle too, and I LOVE your photos, another trinket set fan woohoo!!!


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Sorry - the link in my previous post no longer works, so here is another:

https://picasaweb.google.com/103416468472622115928/ShowTell2?authkey=Gv1sRgCOvir_2iz7Pj-QE#5754646093665870242

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