thanks for your thoughts folks...........I did once collect Chance seriously, but chose to give it up as I didn't have room to show the various bits, although there's a bit of me regrets that decision - I used to like the colours and some of the designs, now very retro I guess. David says this one has a Japanese Imari-style feel, and it reminds me of the Crown Derby Ceramics pattern of a similar name, I think.
The only Chance pieces I have left are two Giraffe necked carafes (Night Sky plus tumblers and Calypto), plus flame and white Yasmin slumped plates (at least I'm fairly sure it's not lemon - the blossom is o.k. on the flame, but some blossom disappears on the white, due to matching the background colour too closely).
Wish I'd found some of the Kenneth Townsend designs - those cartoon type London Scenes are very early 70's and amusing - just didn't come across them at boot sales for some reason - but I do have some of his work on ceramic tiles. The pregnant looking Guardsman is great! I like the psychedelic designs as well.
I've a distinct impression that in general this material is now less common that say a year or so back - probably just my luck that values will now go up.
If anyone wants to see a pic. of the white Yasmin, let me know.